We are pleased to announce EBONY’s annual HBCU STEM Queens competition in partnership with OLAY.

Since 1975, EBONY has celebrated Black collegiate women – poised to make a positive change in the African American
community – through the Campus Queens competition at HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities).

To become the next OLAY x EBONY HBCU STEM Queen please use the following form to complete your submission by
September 13th at 11:59 PM EST.

The top 30 entries selected will appear on the OLAY x EBONY HBCU STEM Queens hub on September 21st by 3:00 PM EST.
The top 30 will be voted on by the public from September 21st – October 7th at 11:59 PM EST.
Winners will be announced on October 14th, once a full audit has been completed.

If you are chosen as an HBCU STEM Queen you must be able to travel from Wednesday, October 27th to
Sunday, October 30th for our annual EBONY Power 100 reception and Cover Photoshoot.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at [email protected].

Meet the 2021-2022 OLAY x EBONY HBCU STEM QUEENS

OLAY recognizes the importance of achieving gender parity across all industries and noticed a significant gap across STEM in particular. In 2020, OLAY announced its ambitious mission to #FacetheSTEMgap: doubling the number of women in STEM careers and tripling the number of women of color in STEM by 2030 by kicking off an initiative with a $1 million commitment, and an initial $500,000 donation HBCUs to support women of color in pursuit of STEM careers. OLAY recognizes the importance of getting women and girls interested in STEM because they truly hold the key to the future. This year, OLAY is proud to send 1,200 girls to code camp with Black Girls CODE as part of the #DecodetheBias campaign. In partnership with OLAY, EBONY will not only highlight female STEM students online as well as in EBONY’s 2023 February Digital Cover and a trip to Los Angeles!