LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The LadyGang, in partnership with Claremont Lincoln University, will offer over $100,000 in scholarships to The LadyGang podcast's powerful and passionate fans and listeners. The LadyGang, which is anchored by Entertainment Tonight correspondent Keltie Knight, actress Becca Tobin and fashion designer Jac Vanek, are giving back to their listeners through education to create social change in their local communities.
"We started The LadyGang to empower ourselves, and through doing that, we have created an incredible community of women who empower each other," said Tobin. Being a platform for women and women's issues in today's society and not mincing words about what really matters has elevated The LadyGang and their influence on women all over the country. The LadyGang credits their podcast's success all to their listeners, "We wanted to show our listeners how much we appreciate them," said Tobin.
The LadyGang wanted to show their gratitude and give back in a way that also makes a difference. "We wanted to give back to our listeners in an impactful way that could change their lives for the better," said Knight, "And there is no better way to create change than through education." They've partnered with Claremont Lincoln University, an online, non-profit graduate university, to offer their listeners a chance to earn their master's degree through The LadyGang Scholarship Contest. "We chose Claremont Lincoln University to be our partner because the work that their students are doing is amazing and incredibly in line with what we're all about at The LadyGang," said Vanek.
"The LadyGang's ability to engage in dialogue and resonate with their listeners is remarkable," said CLU President Dr. Eileen Aranda, "We are honored to partner with them to offer our socially conscious and affordable master's degrees."
To enter, podcast listeners shouldn't expect 500-word essays or a traditional scholarship process, however. True to their unapologetic Hollywood brand, The LadyGang will picking the scholarship awardees through an Instagram video submission contest throughout the month of June under the hashtag #LadyGangU. The full scholarship contest details and qualifications are listed at http://www.claremontlincoln.edu/THELADYGANG.
ABOUT THE LADYGANG
The LadyGang podcast, since its inception in 2015, has boasted over 25 million downloads. With its exponentially-growing female, millennial fanbase, debut at #8 on the iTunes podcast charts, maintained rank in the top 100 podcasts in the world for the last 78 weeks straight, and feature on Entertainment Weekly's coveted 'Must List', The LadyGang was finally awarded 'Podcast of the Year' in 2016. The creators and hosts have been featured in People, Who What Wear, Hello Giggles, Daily Mail, Entertainment Tonight, E! Online, Us Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter. The podcast spawned into other areas including a quarterly subscription box "The LadyBox" and live events "LadyHang" and a line of sassy merch all for sale at theladygang.com
In May 2018, it was announced that the E! Network had picked up a series order for a TV show based on the beloved podcast and the creators and hosts of LadyGang Keltie Knight, Becca Tobin and Jac Vanek would serve as stars and Executive Producers.
ABOUT CLAREMONT LINCOLN UNIVERSITY
Founded in 2011, Claremont Lincoln University is a regionally accredited, non-profit, online graduate university whose master's degrees give students a socially conscious education. At the heart of their master's programs is the Claremont Core®, a 21st century skillset of mindfulness, dialogue, collaboration, and change designed to give students the competitive edge they need to stay relevant in today's workforce.
SOURCE Claremont Lincoln University