The 2021 class of HBCU Buzz’s HBCU Top 30 Under 30 features an extraordinary list of trailblazers and history-makers. If you’re looking for inspiration in your industry, then look no further! 

The seventh class of honorees are creating lasting change in a wide variety of industries including politics, sports, education, business, health and music. In fact, this list is the perfect example of just how quickly the HBCU experience can catapult the careers of its students. The youngest person to make this year’s list is 19-year-old Rajauh Caruth, current student at Winston-Salem State University who made NASCAR history. 

“We’re thrilled to spotlight this year’s honorees as it reflects a great diversity of HBCU graduates in our community” said HBCU Buzz Founder & CEO Luke Lawal. “Each year, the Top 30 Under 30 are selected based on their exemplary devotion to their alma mater and impressive achievements to build a better future.” Get inspired by the impressive list of students and alumni from HBCUs all over the nation!
Check out the former classes: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, and 2020.

2Rajah Caruth – Winston-Salem State University

Winston-Salem State University sophomore Rajah Caruth developed a love for NASCAR at a very early age. He knew he wanted to be a racecar driver when he saw his first race in person at Richmond Raceway in Virginia at the age of 14. Now at not even 20 years old, he is on track to becoming the 8th African American in NASCAR history to make a national series debut. In 2022, the history-maker will race part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series team with “Alpha Prime Racing,” a venture with Caesar Bacarella and Tommy Joe Martins . 

Never missing an opportunity to work toward his dreams, he currently majors in Motorsport Management at WSSU.