Apply For the Spirits Grant Initiative Now Through May 1st!

Pronghorn is covering up to full tuition for students attending historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) who are selected as recipients of their new need-based scholarship, the Spirits Grant Initiative.

Pronghorn is a stand-alone business dedicated to cultivating the next generation of Black founders, executive leaders, and entrepreneurs in the spirits industry. 

Through the Spirits Grant Initiative, selected recipients attending partnering HBCUs can get up to full tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year.

The partnering HBCUs are Howard University, Morgan State University, Hampton University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, Florida A&M University, North Carolina Central University, and Tennessee State University

Student recipients will also serve as campus ambassadors on their college campus. 

To apply, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Rising undergraduate senior or graduate student
  2. In good academic standing 
  3. Interest in the spirits/alcohol beverage industry
  4. Currently utilizing federal or private loans

Pronghorn is asking students to fill out a form that includes a resume, financial need, interest, learning experiences in adversity and leadership, a recommendation letter, and a few other details. Applicants must submit two video essays and a written essay on interest in spirits and learning experiences in leadership and through adversity, a professional or academic recommendation, a transcript (optional but strongly encouraged), and completed FAFSA or institutional financial need documentation.

Please visit to get started today! The submission deadline is May 1, 2023. 

Applicants can email with any questions regarding the initiative or application process.