The Vogue Room Foundation

The Vogue Room Foundation is non-profit organization founded by Ebony Staten that provides minority female first generation college students with a stylist dorm room makeover to help with a successful transition into university living.

The Vogue Room Foundation- Dorm Room Makeover: an offshoot of The Vogue Room brand. The program seeks to select one minority female, first generation college student. Upon enrollment to the program, the recipient will be granted full funding for the interior design & installation of her on-campus housing. This scholarship is valid only for graduating female high school students in the State of North Carolina. The students must also be attending an in-state college or university.

This inaugural scholarship will pay for a dorm-room makeover for one North Carolina 2019 minority female high school graduate who is a first-generation student attending a state university in the fall semester.

“When I received my acceptance letter to North Carolina Central University I remember the overwhelming support from my loved ones,” said Staten, who was a first-generation college student in 2004. “But I realized not all first-generation college students receive the support I had. Therefore, when I started my interior styling business, I thought it would be a creative way to give back to the community by helping a first-generation college student by decorating their dorm room.”

Staten, a chic geek, is an interior stylist and founder of The Vogue Room – an interior styling boutique providing high-fashion living in Charlotte. She started her company in 2016, while working full-time as an IT systems analysts.

“When you live good, you feel good. And it will give these students the confidence to smash their goals for each semester,” said Staten. “It’s also a great way for them to get creative and have a space that reflects their personality.”

A Little About Ebony Staten

The Charlotte resident started The Vogue Room in 2016 to provide high-fashion living in Charlotte, North Carolina. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Ebony received her undergraduate degree in computer information systems, and Masters in Information Science from North Carolina Central University. She has been featured on and contributed to The Property Brother’s website for home décor called Casaza.com. With a combination of high style, high fashion, and high design, The Vogue Room uniquely curates spaces designed just for its clients. Not only does it provided design services, you can find styling tips and inspiration to your everyday on its blog.

Sabrina Seymore

Sabrina Seymore is the Founding Editor-In-Chief of The Prevailing Woman. She is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and travel specialist. Her roots as a businesswoman were planted in 2011, when she founded Sabrina Seymore Events (SSE). The company provides full-service wedding and special event planning, from preparation and execution, along with design services. Her clientele ranges from individuals to nonprofit organizations and corporations to national brands, including celebrities. Over the years, Seymore has served as a keynote speaker, session leader, or panelist for various conferences and workshops. Topics include: fundamentals and best practices of business ownership; planning destination travel; self-help; and women-centered discussions (women in business, working moms, women of faith). As a travel specialist, Sabrina oversees all aspects of a client’s travel experience- whether for a celebratory occasion, group gathering, or wedding. Her expertise is derived from destination wedding and event planning, multiple personal and professional travels, as well as being member of the International Association of Travelers Network.

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