Allstate and the Tom Joyner Foundation raise $185,000 in scholarship funds to support HBCU students.
DALLAS, TX., December 3, 2013 – Allstate and the Tom Joyner Foundation have exceeded its goal of raising $150,000 in scholarship funds to support students attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) as part of the fifth annual Allstate Quotes for Education program.
For participants who received an insurance quote from a participating Allstate agent and mentioned Quotes for Education between August 1 and Nov. 30 of this year, $10 will be donated to the Tom Joyner Foundation with a donation cap of $150,000. The funds will be earmarked for general scholarship funds to assist students attending HBCUs.
Participants were also encouraged to vote for the HBCU of their choice to receive an additional donation of $50,000 for scholarships. The votes are currently being calculated and the winning HBCU will be announced on December 31, 2013. Last year, Lincoln University of Missouri won the inaugural competition and distributed scholarship funds to 25 students.
The Tom Joyner Foundation would like to thank students, alumni and supporters from across the country who participated in the program. The efforts contribute to the continuation of Keeping Scholars in School.
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About the Tom Joyner Foundation:
The Tom Joyner Foundation (http://tomjoynerfoundation.org) was founded in 1998 as the brainchild of nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner. The mission of the Foundation is to support historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with scholarships, endowments and capacity-building enhancements. The Foundation has provided necessary support to every HBCU in its 14-year history to help sustain and preserve the legacies of these valuable institutions. Through fundraising and donor development initiatives, $65 million has been raised to support more than 29,000 students attending HBCUs. Additionally, the Foundation has recommended internships, offered matching grant support, and career development to deserving students.
(Dallas – December 3) The Tom Joyner Foundation and Denny’s announced the names of its eight “Hungry for Education” Scholars.
Each student, who attends an Historically Black College and University (HBCU), will receive a $2,500 scholarship to help them complete their college education. Students had to submit a 500-word essay describing how Denny’s can impact childhood hunger in the United States. Each applicant also received a 20% Denny’s coupon plus a free breakfast coupon on their birthday and automatically have their school registered for the grand prize.
“Thanks to all the students who applied and to Denny’s for investing in these students’ futures,” said Tom Joyner, chairman and founder of the Tom Joyner Foundation and host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show. “These students also have demonstrated how they are concerned about hunger in their community.”
Here’s a list of the scholars’ name, their universities, their majors and hometowns:
|First Name||Last Name||Classificationv||University||Major||Hometown|
|H E Neter Kush Ben||Alkebulan||Senior||Florida Memorial University||Business Administration/Marketing||Sunrise, FL|
|Stacia||Andre||Sophomore||Howard University||Marketing||Washington, DC|
|Monique||Delilye||Freshman||Allen University||Business||Columbia, SC|
|Nazara||Henry-Bruce||Freshman||Florida A&M University||Business Administration||Pompano Beach, FL|
|Laverne||Newton||Senior||Voorhees College||Business Science Management||Denmark, SC|
|Bre’Ahjanee||Sanders||Sophomore||Prairie View A&M University||Business Management||Compton, CA|
|Quentin||Smith-Burley||Senior||Paul Quinn College||Business Management||Dallas, TX|
|Marc||Torres||Freshman||Texas Southern University||Business Administration in Finance||San Antonio, TX|
|Demario||Tyson||Senior||Wiley College||Business||Shreveport, LA|
For more information about the scholar, Tom Joyner Foundation or Denny’s, contact, Neil Foote, Foote Communications, 214.448.4765, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Tom Joyner Foundation
The Tom Joyner Foundation’s primary mission is helping to keep students enrolled in Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs.)Since 1998, the foundation, chaired by nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner, has raised more than $60 million to help keep students enrolled in black colleges, has assisted more than 29,000 students and worked with more than 100 HBCUs. Throughout the week, the Foundation announces scholarship winners on the nationally syndicated radio show hosted by its founder, Tom Joyner. Each week, separate financial awards are focused on students who are single parents and distinguished male students at each ‘School of the Month’. You an learn more at http://tomjoynerfoundation.org
DFO, LLC is the franchisor and Denny’s, Inc. is the operator of one of America’s largest full-service restaurant chains, based on number of restaurants. As of December 26, 2012, Denny’s had 1,688 franchised, licensed, and company-owned restaurants around the world with combined sales of $2.5 billion including 1,590 restaurants in the United States and 98 restaurants in Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Guam, Curacao, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and New Zealand. For further information on Denny’s, including news releases, please visit the Denny’s website at www.dennys.com.
Graduating High School Seniors Can Win Full Scholarship to a Black College
(DALLAS ) The Tom Joyner Foundation® announced the ‘Full Ride’ scholarship program that will cover all the expenses of one student planning to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the fall of 2014.
“The cost of a college education isn’t getting any cheaper,” said Tom Joyner, chairman of his Foundation and host of the top-ranked nationally syndicated radio show. “So, I want to help a graduating high school senior with a chance to attend a black college to pursue their dreams.”
Past Full Ride Scholars have impressive backgrounds, including the first winner, Britney Wilson, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., who graduated from Howard University, last year. She is now in her first year of law school at the University of Pennsylvania. She impressed the Foundation’s scholarship committee with her solid academic record and her knowledge of local, national and international politics. Cheyenne Boyce of Detroit is now a senior at Spelman College, where she is an international relations major who is fluent in Japanese.
The winning student will receive full tuition and stipends for up to 10 semesters to cover on-campus room and board and books. Students must meet the required academic standards each semester to renew the funds each year. Graduating high school seniors can apply for the scholarship by going to the Tom Joyner Foundation website to download an application. (Click here to download the application). To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:
- A United States Citizen
- Current high school seniors attending school in the United States (applicant must be anticipating completion of high school degree in the spring of 2014).
- Minimum high school grade point average of 3.50 (on a 4.00 grade scale, excluding home school studies) and Minimum SAT score of 2100 (combined math essay and verbal score) or ACT score of 30.
- Applicants must apply and be accepted to an HBCU by July 1, 2014.
- Applicants must have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities.
The applications must be postmarked no later than January 17th, 2014. Interviews will occur in April 2014.
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Founded in 1998, the Tom Joyner Foundation has raised more than $60 million to help keep students enrolled in black colleges. It has assisted more than 29,000 students and worked with more than 100 HBCUs. You can learn more at http://tomjoynerfoundation.org
GSU Campaign Theme: #1K4GSU
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Listen below to part 1 and 2, respectively of an interview with Grambling’s president, Dr. Frank G. Pogue.
Grambling State University is the September 2013 School of the Month for the Tom Joyner Foundation. To help the university reach its $1 million annual campaign goal, alumni are requested to give $1000 (1K) to their alma mater. However, all donations will be cherished. Help spread the campaign theme: #1K4GSU.
The foundation, formed by the nationally syndicated radio personality, chose Grambling State as part of its on-going effort to assist these institutions in broadening and strengthening their efforts to raise money to help keep students attending HBCUs.
As one of the Tom Joyner Foundation ‘Schools of the Month’, each school will be promoted by the Tom Joyner Morning Show and receive those funds raised from listeners, alumni and other interested parties that month. The show, aired in 115 markets around the country, reaches nearly eight million listeners every week.
Grambling, located on 433 acres in Grambling, La., was founded in 1901. It has 4,434 undergraduate students and 843 graduate students. The University offers 50 degree programs.
The Foundation’s ‘Schools of the Month’ for the rest of the year are as follows: October – North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, NC; November – Alcorn State University, Lorman, MS.
Join the Ultimate Party with a Purpose – the 2014 Fantastic Voyage benefiting the Tom Joyner Foundation.
Next year’s cruise will take place March 16 – 23, scheduled to leave Miami with Nassau, St. Thomas and Grand Turk as the ports of call. (NOTE: subject to change)
So far, the talent includes Nelly, Charlie “Last Name” Wilson, Chante’ Moore, Shaggy and Heads of State. Stay tuned to the Tom Joyner Morning Show to find out the many, many more acts that will perform at what is expected to be bigger than ever before.
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Your donation to this Tom Joyner Foundation scholarship will help embody successful male students and recognize academic distinction as well as strong character and personal qualities for students at our HBCUs. The recipients of this scholarship receive financial assistance, waivers and stipends to help cover tuition, on campus room and board and books.
*Note- On donation page, under “List the Name of the HBCU”, enter college/university of choice.Every dollar donated to the Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month program flows through and supports students, scholarships and other initiatives that help sustain the designated HBCU. As one of the Tom Joyner Foundation ‘Schools of the Month for 2013, each school will be promoted on the Tom Joyner Morning Show and receive those funds raised from listeners, alumni, corporate partners and other interested parties during the year. Click here to view the TJF 2013 Partner Schools and donate to the school of your choice.
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