The Yard is Your Runway Scholarship is a scholarship honoring Tiawndrea "Tia" Ware, a Dallas, TX native and Tuskegee Class of 2020 Graduate. Her commitment to fashion and creating space for herself and others is undeniable, which has led her to create the brands TIASINTERLUDE and OVERDRESSED. With her degree in  Biology, she is now an educator in  Dallas, Tx, teaching high school Biology while also partnering with other creatives within the Dallas Metroplex. She firmly believes that there is duality in  everything she does. Tia, an advocate for fashion and education,  is dedicated to helping other Tuskegee students embrace their inner passions, talents, and creativity. This scholarship is a nonrenewable scholarship given to two (2) students who is an incoming freshman (Class of 2025) at Tuskegee University. See below for details, regarding eligibility and criteria. 



  • must be an incoming freshman at Tuskegee University (Class of 2025)




  • An applicant must submit a video response to the prompt below:

In Chapter 10 of Booker T. Washington's book, Up from Slavery, the students of Tuskegee Normal School built the buildings on campus. BTW's lesson in all of this was for students to build their own "buildings"by using skill and knowledge. What is the building/legacy you want to build at Tuskegee and beyond? How will you use your passion to do so?

  • Video must not be longer than 2 minutes. 

  • Be as creative as you would like.

  • must be uploaded in  a .mp4 file 

Scholarship Deadline: July 31, 2021 11:59 EST
If you have any questions, please email