About Onyx Scholars
The Onyx Scholar Program has facilitated the HBCU "Pop-Up" Tour for middle school and high school students in the San Francisco Bay Area for approximately one year. We strive to provide quality information and expertise regarding the historical black college and university network. Additionally, we equip our scholars and parents with scholarship and financial insight that will make college access a reality rather than a financial hardship.
Maiya Newsome is the visionary of the Onyx Scholars and she is a proud advocate for inner-city youth. She has dedicated her life to provide academic resources and support for over 2,000 students.
Newsome holds a B.A. degree in Broadcast Journalism from Texas Southern University. She is an accomplished writer and her journalism work has been featured in newspapers, such as the San Francisco Examiner and the Oakland Tribune.