SBI’s Campbell wins $10,000 scholarship

Photo By @morethanteatour on Instagram

Teavana Tea’s “More Than Tea Tour” has found a winner on FAMU’s campus. First-year business administration student Sha’Riauna Campbell used her creativity, faith and passion for her goals to secure a $10,000 scholarship.

The More Than Tea Tour was presented by Live to Aspire and sponsored by Teavana Tea. The tour made stops at various HBCUs across the country where they presented students with different exercises and inspiration to help their dreams turn into a reality. Attendees were invited to submit two videos via social media posts explaining their passions, goals, and their use of the scholarship within their community for a chance at $10,000.

“I was reluctant to apply at first because I was scared that I wouldn’t win but it weighed heavy on my mind,” said Campbell. “I just decided to enter in so I got creative with my friends and expressed my passions and dreams into my videos and finally published my content.”

Campbell’s passion for providing guidance to minorities is what served as her fuel during the scholarship’s application process. With experience teaching at her local elementary school, Campbell wanted to expand her reach to help.

“I always dreamed of having my own minority youth outreach program because it showed me how much guidance some minority individuals needed,” Campbell said. “After I submitted my first video submission I received so much feedback and support from family, friends, and my HBCU, that I had to continue pursuing my dream and put in more work.”

Entering FAMU as a freshman with over 51 dual enrollment credits, Campbell is also a School of Business & Industry FAMU Foundation scholarship recipient and has proven herself to be a standout Rattler.

“Nothing pleases me more than to see our students accomplish great things in and outside the classroom,” said SBI Dean Shawnta Friday-Stroud in a press release.

Winners were announced through the @morethanteatour account on Instagram on Monday after weeks of waiting.

“We are proud of Sha’Riauna and look forward to her continued success in SBI, at FAMU and in all her future endeavors,” said Stroud.

As an out of state native from Savannah, Georgia, Campbell’s family were on their toes about the results.

“My parents were anxious for months. Several of my friends prayed for me to win and I just truly felt overjoyed to receive this scholarship,” said Campbell. “I was happy to know that I accomplished making myself as my parents, professors, family members and friends proud.”