Congratulations to the first place winners that will receive $10,000 courtesy of Metamucil: Southern University, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.! In second place is Howard University who will receive $7,500, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. who will receive $5,000. In third place is North Carolina A&T State University who will receive $5,500, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will receive $3,000. The remaining Divine 9: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. will each receive $2,000. 

At the beginning of 2021, Metamucil announced an exclusive HBCU Metamucil 2 Week Challenge to promote digestive health in the African American college community.The Metamucil 2 Week Challenge invited HBCU students to take Metamucil daily for two weeks. Metamucil is a super fiber supplement made from psyllium that helps promote digestive health by trapping and removing the waste that weighs you down*, leaving you feeling lighter and more energetic**. When taken daily, it can also help lower cholesterol† and promote healthy blood sugar levels*.

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The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood partnered with Metamucil (a Procter & Gamble brand) to host the Metamucil 2 Week Challenge that will award winning HBCUs and Divine 9 organizations with scholarship prizes worth up to $10K! The contest was simple to enter, and the 3 HBCUs and Divine 9 organizations with the most sign ups won. The winning HBCUs and Divine 9 were announced on Saturday March 27th live at the NAACP Awards by Sheryl Underwood.

The Metamucil 2 Week Challenge got over 10,000 sign ups from HBCU students and Divine 9 members! We’re so proud of all the HBCU Students and Divine 9 members that showed up to support their university/organization. 

For more on information about The Metamucil 2 Week Challenge, visit HERE.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

**Survey of 291 adults who self-reported that they felt lighter and more energetic after completing the Metamucil 2 Week Challenge.

Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day from psyllium husk, as in Metamucil, may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. One serving of Metamucil has 2.4 grams of this soluble fiber. One serving of Metamucil capsules has at least 1.8 grams of this soluble fiber.