HBCU – Legacy of Leadership


The incredible story and road to greatness for some of our most powerful Queens and Kings started at an HBCU. The legacy of birthing greatness to the world continues to be the gift that an HBCU education keeps on giving, and no one knows that better than Creme of Nature, the beloved brand that has been alongside you on your journey, creating products for Black hair for more than four decades.

Today, Creme of Nature is excited to continue carving out its legacy by teaming up with one of the most powerful phenomena in Black culture — HBCU institutions — to inspire and encourage the next generation of Black dreamers, entrepreneurs, world changers and difference makers to continue to walk on the magical breeding ground that champions YOU to build YOUR LEGACY.

Starting January 26, 2021, students currently enrolled at an HBCU are eligible to enter for a chance to win 1 of 20 available $5,000 scholarships and plenty of Creme of Nature Products that will help make legacy dreams and aspirations a reality.

Creme of Nature celebrates, hires, and continues to be inspired by the genius, beauty, talent, influence, and magic of the HBCU #BlackExcellence universe! We know you have the power to change narratives, culture, elections — and ultimately the world — and we want to hear all about it.


  1. Record a video (2 minutes or less), beginning with: “What Legacy means to me is…”
  2. Tell us your Legacy Vision and how it will impact future generations.
  3. Complete and submit your official entry form on the UNCF Website.

Selection Criteria
Applicants for the Program must meet the following criteria:

  1. Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Be a full-time student of any classification attending a UNCF member institution or another accredited four-year HBCU.

Application Process
Students shall submit:

  1. An online application for the Program that shall include up to 2-minute video (MP4 or MOV) discussing the topic of “How they are building their legacy brand, where they see themselves in the next 10 years, and how they will give back to their community and impact future generations?”
  2. A current transcript.

The application shall be available via UNCF’s website at www.uncf.org. All application materials must be received by the applicable deadline.

Honey this is your time to SHINE!

The baton of black excellence is passed into your hands. The gold is yours to win, the bag is yours to secure, and the royal crown of legacy is perfectly positioned to place over your beautiful natural tresses to celebrate the Queen “U” are destined to be.



As Black women continue to embrace their natural hair journey, Creme of Nature knows that confidence in your hair translates to confidence in life.

Their signature line of shampoo, conditioners and treatments nourish hair with Certified Natural Ingredients, including coconut milk, mango and shea butter and acai berry and keratin. Moisture-rich hair color also offers rich, long-lasting color with shine that is ammonia-free and provides 100% grey coverage.

Creme of Nature products were among the first to use the popular ingredient Argan Oil from Morocco. The line has been used across generations of families as grandmothers, mothers, daughters and aunties have used the brand consistently to ensure healthy and beautiful hair.


Creme of Nature has announced the launch of its multi-tiered Legacy of Leadership program — kicking off with its $100,000 scholarship fund for HBCU students. Starting January 26, 2021, students currently enrolled at an HBCU will have the opportunity to compete for 1 of 20 available scholarships. The fund will be administered by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).

The goal of Legacy of Leadership is to assist students in the nurturing and development of their personal legacy brands. This innovative program has a dual purpose for Creme of Nature — first, to serve as the anchor of this educational scholarship venture, and second, to act as a beacon to effectively address the company’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion that’s specific to HBCUs.