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The Denny’s Corporation and the Tom Joyner Foundation are kicking off a ‘Hungry for Education Scholarship’ where one student attending a Historically Black College and University are eligible to win a one-time $2,500 award.
Interested applicants, who must be currently enrolled in an HBCU, must complete the application below and upload on their social media a 30-second or less video using the #DennysAtBETX that addresses the topic “If food is power, then hunger is ____”
You may post your entry between now and until 11:59 p.m. July 10.
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DALLAS, June 15 – The Tom Joyner Foundation and Allen University are sponsoring a Jazz Scholarship Brunch June 25 to raise money to help students at the Historically Black College and University located in Columbia, S.C.
The brunch will take place between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at Allen University’s John Hurst Auditorium, 1517 Pine Street, Columbia, SC 29204. Tickets are $25. Go to http://aujazzscholarshipbrunch.eventbrite.com
This event is one of the many planned events to help garner support. 100% of the proceeds will go towards assisting the students at Allen University.
The event will feature live music and a silent auction of items from local and national vendors and artists.
For more information, contact Dr. Flavia Eldemir at email@example.com
The 4th annual Give. Love. Xavier Day is taking place today until 11:59 p.m.
Your support of this one-day, online fundraising event will be dedicated to the annual fund and will help us to continue educating deserving students. Help us reach our goal of 3000 donors. Please make your gift today. Thank you!
Remember, 100% of your donation is forwarded to the university.
Student :Akwiwu Chibuike
Hometown : Nigeria
GPA : 3.8
Major / Classification : Biology / Freshman
Akwiwu Chibuike was named the Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar from Voorhees College.
Akwiwu is a studying Biology at Voorhees College. After earning his bachelors at Voorhees College , he is planning to go to medical school and reach his ultimate goal of opening free hospitals in his home country.
Akwiwu is dedicated to giving back to his community in Nigeria. He enjoys playing soccer and he also takes food and clothing to prisons.
The most influential people in Akwiwu life is his mother. He says his mother is very hard working and dedicated.
He lives by the motto ” taking risk in life if you win, you can lead if you lose you can guide”
From the desk of Jackson State University’s Newsroom
JSU netted $20,000 when a surge in last-minute support propelled it to victory during an HBCU cruise sponsored by the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage and the philanthropic arm of the Ford Motor Company.
Tarita Davis, second vice president for the Jackson State University National Alumni Association, said HBCUs vied with each other in a “community challenge” for the most number of votes cast in seven days. Using Ipads provided by Ford, alums and supporters of their respective institutions were allowed to register and vote daily as often as they wanted until the competition was over.
Davis said she and a group of other people traveling with their families decided to attend the annual excursion.
“Once we were on the cruise, we learned of the competition and decided to rally alums, friends and family of JSU to participate. We were in heavy competition with FAMU (Florida A&M University), Howard, Grambling, Alcorn and Prairie View the entire week,” she said.
For a while, JSU languished near the bottom in the overall tally. “In the end JSU pulled it off and won. Now, JSU is $20,000 richer,” Davis said.
The purpose of the Fantastic Voyage, also known as the “Ultimate Party With a Purpose,” is to “empower, entertain and inform.” It offers musical and comedy acts, theme nights, empowerment seminars and other activities such as fitness and shopping.
This year, more than 3,500 people joined the eight-day cruise aboard Carnival Breeze, with travel to St. Thomas Virgin Islands, St. Maarten and Grand Turk.
The automobile company is the title sponsor of the voyage. Its Ford Fund supports such institutions because “HBCUs educate so many of our young people, and they play such as key role in preparing people for life,” the funding source said. “It’s important to support the school and support the kids who attend them. We support organizations like the Tom Joyner Foundation, the UNCF, of course, and the Thurgood Marshall Fund.”
Miles College President George T. French Jr. today announced on the Tom Joyner Morning Show that The Calvin C. Singleton Foundation is making a $100,000 donation to his college, the Tom Joyner Foundation’s April “School of the Month”.
This major donation will be used for scholarships for students who are interested in attending Miles College and outstanding scholars currently enrolled at Miles College, a 118-year-old Historically Black College and University located in Fairfield, Ala., just outside of Birmingham.
“Miles College is one of the strongest HBCUs in the country,” said French Jr. on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, which airs on 100 stations and reaches a broadcast and digital audience more than eight million listeners every week. “These funds will be used to help students who don’t have the financial means to attend college. We’re so excited about our work with the Tom Joyner Foundation and the gift from the Singleton Foundation.”
Miles, which enrolls nearly 1,700 students, offers 28 Bachelor Degree programs in six academic divisions and employs more than 135 faculty members from around the world.
Founded in 1998, the Tom Joyner Foundation has raised more than $65 million to help keep students enrolled in black colleges. It has assisted more than 29,000 students and worked with more than 100 HBCUs. To learn more about the Foundation, go to TomJoynerFoundation.org.
Student : Larry Scott
Hometown : Sebring, FL
GPA : 3.8
Major / Classification : Political Science/ Junior
Larry Scott was named the Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar from Miles College.
Larry is a studying Political Science at Miles College. After earning his bachelors at Miles College , he is planning to attend graduate school in hopes to become a Senator.
Larry is dedicated to giving back to his community and Miles College. He is a member of the Miles College football team , a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters, and a fitness group as well.
The most influential people in Larry’s life are his parents and uncle.
He lives by the motto ” We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope ” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Student : Ryan Rolax
Hometown : Ellenwood, Georgia
GPA : 3.8
Major / Classification : Business Administration/ Junior
Ryan Rolax was named the Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar from Miles College.
Ryan is a studying Business Administration at Miles College. His goal is to work plans to create efficient systems for managing legal offices.
Ryan is dedicated to giving back to his community and Miles College. He serves Presidential Scholar, a peer tutor, and a member of the UNCF Pre-Alumni Council.