Deadline for Foundation, Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship Nears

 

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DEADLINE APPROACHES FOR THE TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION, DENNY’S PARTNER FOR HUNGRY FOR EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Denny’s & Foundation Also Announce Scholarship Program with Wilberforce

 DALLASDecember 12, 2014 – The deadline for the 2015 Tom Joyner Foundation / Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship Program is Wednesday, December 17.

The Foundation and Denny’s also announced that it will provide $25,000 scholarships to students who, in recent years, have had to leave school because they could not longer afford it. Denny’s CEO John Miller discussed both programs during an interview on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the nationally syndicated morning radio show that airs in more than 100 markets.

For the third year, the Tom Joyner Foundation and Denny’s Corporation (NASDAQ: DENN), franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest full-service restaurant chains, have partnered for the Hungry For Education (HFE) scholarship program students attending selected Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

As part of the partnership, twelve (12) deserving students from HBCUs will receive a $2,500 scholarship from Denny’s and the Tom Joyner Foundation. The deadline is December 17th, 2014 at 11:59 pm CST. Full-time students at any fully certified HBCU can apply for the scholarship. Students must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 to 4.0. To be eligible to get a summer internship at Denny’s working on projects involving HBCUs, the 12 finalists will submit up to a 90-second video to further explain the details of their essay.

To apply, students must submit an essay of 200 words or less on the topic, “Describe your most memorable community service or activity to combat hunger.” To start the process, complete the form below.

This scholarship program, launched in 2013, is part of Denny’s “No Kid Hungry” Campaign, which is setting out to reduce the number of children who have access to regular meals. Statistics show 1 in 5 children in this country go hungry.

The Foundation will be reviewing applications and winners will be announced in December 2014.

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. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Denny’s

Denny’s is the franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, based on number of restaurants. Denny’s currently has almost 1,700 franchised, licensed, and company restaurants around the world with combined sales of $2.5 billion including 100 restaurants in Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Guam, Curaçao, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Chile, El Salvador and New Zealand. For further information on Denny’s, including news releases, please visit www.dennys.com and www.dennysdiversity.com.

Omega Psi Phi Celebrates Anniversary

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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., the first international fraternal organization to be founded on the campus of a historically black college, is celebrating its 103rd anniversary.

The fraternity was founded on November 17, 1911, at Howard University in Washington, D.C. by three Howard University undergraduates, — Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper, Frank Coleman and Dr. Ernest Everett Just.

Tom Joyner is a member of Omega Psi Phi where he joined while he was a student at Tuskegee University.
To continue to support the Tom Joyner Foundation and its efforts to support HBCU’s.
Donate $19.11 to your HBCU or the HBCU of your choice in honor of the Omega Psi Phi founders day.
Notable  Omegas
  • Langston Hughes – The Black poet laureate, excelled as a poet, playwright, novelist, lyricist, and humorist
  • Sterling Brown- Teacher, poet, writer, Professor Emeritus of Literature at Howard University, has a special foundation for folk culture and jazz music
  • Roland Hayes- Internationally known tenor of the 1920’s; sang in five different languages
  • Max Roach – Internationally known drummer
  • William H. “Bill” Cosby – Comedian, author, and actor
  • William (Count) Basie- Internationally known pianist, composer, arranger, and band leader
  • Joe Torry – Comedian, author, actor, and producer
  • Steve Harvey – Comedian and actor
  • Rickey Smiley – Comedian and actor
  • Tom Joyner – Radio show host
 

Denny’s Corporation and Tom Joyner Foundation to Donate $25,000 in Scholarships to Students at Wilberforce University

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As part of an on-going partnership with the Denny’s Corporation (NASDAQ: DENN), the Tom Joyner Foundation is donating $25,000 in scholarships to students with outstanding balances at Wilberforce University in Ohio.

The scholarship support is designated for Wilberforce University students who where were unable to return and complete their education due to financial short falls from Spring 2013 and prior. Wilberforce, based in Wilberforce, Ohio, is an Historically Black College and University, founded in 1856.

“These scholarships are a perfect example of our Foundation’s mission,” said Thomas E. Joyner, Jr., President and CEO, of the Foundation. “We help keep students complete their education at HBCUs so they can fulfill their dreams.”

John Miller, president and CEO of the Denny’s Corporation, is vice chair of the Wilberforce Board of Trustees.

“Our long-time partnership with the Tom Joyner Foundation is a natural extension of our ongoing work with HBCU schools to celebrate the importance of education and help deserving sWilberforceLogo 200x76 Denny’s Corporation and Tom Joyner Foundation to Donate $25,000 in Scholarships to Students at Wilberforce University tudents succeed on every level,” said John Miller, Denny’s president and chief executive officer. “Part of my role as vice chairman of the Board of Trustees at Wilberforce University is to help support the development of students through a variety of scholarships and education initiatives that ensures their experience at Wilberforce is both inspiring and rewarding.”

The Foundation and Denny’s have partnered on numerous projects over the years, including the Hungry for Education Scholarship, where 12 students from HBCUs are eligible to each win a $2,500 scholarship for their interest in helping combat hunger.

For more information, contact Neil Foote, director, media relations, Tom Joyner Foundation, 214.448.3765, neil.foote@tomjoynerfoundation.org.

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 17-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. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Denny’s

Denny’s is the franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, based on number of restaurants. Denny’s currently has almost 1,700 franchised, licensed, and company restaurants around the world with combined sales of $2.5 billion including 100 restaurants in Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Guam, Curaçao, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Chile, El Salvador and New Zealand. For further information on Denny’s, including news releases, please visit www.dennys.com and www.dennysdiversity.com.
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2015 Tom Joyner Foundation Full-Ride Scholarship Application

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 2015.

“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 Tom Joyner Morning 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 last year’s winner, Titus Zeigler, who was a top student at Atlanta’s Henry W. Grady High School. The future trauma surgeon was a member of the Junior ROTC program, tutored kids at a local middle school and volunteered at the Atlanta Food Bank. Britney Wilson, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., who graduated from Howard University, is now in her second year of law school at the University of Pennsylvania. Another one of our Full Ride Scholars Cheyenne Boyce graduated from  Spelman College earlier this year, where she was an international relations major who is fluent in Japanese.

Students 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 at http://www.tomjoynerfoundation.org to complete the application. Students must have their schools mail their transcripts and recommendations to the Foundation at P.O. Box 630495, Irving, TX 75063-0495.

To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

1)  A United States Citizen

2) Current high school seniors attending school in the United States (applicant must be anticipating completion of high school degree in the spring of 2015).

3) 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.

4) Applicants must apply and be accepted to an HBCU by July 1, 2015.

5) Applicants must have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities.

 The applications must be postmarked no later than January 16th, 2015. Interviews will occur in April 2015.

  • Please give us the name of at least one of your parents or primary guardian.
  • Please type in the name of the high school you are currently attending.
  • Please write this number down in the following manner, e.g. 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
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  • Please address in 350 words or less the most impressionable moment in your life and why. How did this experience influence your goals?

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. You can learn more at http://tomjoynerfoundation.org

Foundation, Alabama State to Host Fundraiser at Atlanta Art Gallery

Photograph Dr. Boyd Foundation, Alabama State to Host Fundraiser at Atlanta Art Gallery

The Alabama State University Metro Atlanta Alumni Chapter is sponsoring a  reception and fundraiser honoring Gwendolyn Boyd, the university’s president.

The “Art Affair” , a joint event between ASU MAAC and the Tom Joyner Foundation,  will take place between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Saturday, October 18 at the ZuCot Gallery, 330 Chapel Street (corner of Centennial  Park and Chapel), Atlanta, Ga. 30313.

Click on the button below to make a donation of $25.00. If you are unable to attend the event, you may also donate any amount to help support Alabama State.

At the event, a percentage of any of the art sold will be donated to the Foundation to help ASU.

Alabama State University 'Art Affair' at ZuCot Gallery

 

 

 

Foundation, Denny’s Launch Scholarship

Updated: 12/3/2014 11:43 AM CST BY TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION

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Students from Black Colleges Eligible to Win $30,000 in Scholarships for Submitting Their Experiences on Combating Hunger in their Communities

DEADLINE EXTENDED! 

Click here  for a guide on how to apply for the Tom Joyner Foundation /Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship. 

DALLASOctober 15, 2014 – The Tom Joyner Foundation and Denny’s Corporation (NASDAQ: DENN), franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest full-service restaurant chains, have partnered for the third year for the Hungry For Education (HFE) scholarship program for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

As part of the partnership, twelve (12) deserving students from HBCUs will receive a $2,500 scholarship from Denny’s and the Tom Joyner Foundation. The program starts October 15th and ends December 17th, 2014 at 11:59 pm CST. Full-time students at any fully certified HBCU can apply for the scholarship. Students must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 to 4.0. To be eligible to get a summer internship at Denny’s working on projects involving HBCUs, the 12 finalists will submit up to a 90-second video to further explain the details of their essay.

To apply, students must submit an essay of 200 words or less on the topic, “Describe your most memorable community service or activity to combat hunger.” To start the process, complete the form below.

This scholarship program, launched in 2013 by John Miller, Denny’s president and CEO , is part of the company’s “No Kid Hungry” Campaign, which is setting out to reduce the number of children who have access to regular meals. Statistics show 1 in 5 children in this country go hungry. Denny’s is recognizing high school and college students for their efforts to come up with solutions to eliminate child hunger.

The Foundation will be reviewing applications and winners will be announced in January 2015. Scholarship support will also be awarded that month.

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. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Denny’s

Denny’s is the franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, based on number of restaurants. Denny’s currently has almost 1,700 franchised, licensed, and company restaurants around the world with combined sales of $2.5 billion including 100 restaurants in Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Guam, Curaçao, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Chile, El Salvador and New Zealand. For further information on Denny’s, including news releases, please visit www.dennys.com and www.dennysdiversity.com.

Tyson Foods to Award Three Tennessee State University Students Scholarships

 

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WHAT:           Donnie Smith, CEO of Tyson Foods, Inc., will be in Nashville, Tennessee, to award 3 Tennessee State University (TSU) Agricultural and Business students with the Tom Joyner Foundation—Tyson Foods scholarship. During his visit, Smith will also visit with TSU faculty and staff and particpate in additional career-based events. Photo and interview opportunities available.

WHEN:           Wednesday, October 1

                             11:00 a.m.

WHERE:         Tennessee State University

Presidential Executive dying Room

Floyd Payne Campus Center Suite 341

Nasvhille, TN

WHO:            Tyson Foods CEO Donnie Smith, Tom Joyner Foundation Executive Director Barbara Dunn Harrington, Tennessee State University faculty and administrators and scholarship recipients.

 WHY:             The event is significant because:

  • Tyson Foods has partnered up with Tennessee State University and the Tom Joyner Foundation to award Agriculture and Business students with scholarships and internship opportunities.
  • Tyson Foods employs over 4,300 in the state and has three plants–Goodlettsville, Shelbyville, and Union City. The company’s total statewide economic is more than $188 million.
  • The Tom Joyner Foundation—Tyson Foods Scholarship will award 12 students at historically black colleges and universities with $2,500 and internship opportunities.
  • The Tom Joyner Foundation, founded in 1998, supports historically black colleges and universities with scholarships, endowments, and capacity building enhancements.

 

 CONTACTS:             

Krista Cupp, Tyson Foods, Inc., 479-290-5195, krista.cupp@tyson.com

Foundation Partners with Alabama State University for “Give or Get” Books Scholarship

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Attention: Stingers! Opportunity is here to Get and Give.

The Tom Joyner Foundation has selected Alabama State University as the October School of the Month. Students fill out the form below for your chance to win a $200 book scholarship from the Tom Joyner Foundation. 

Alumni, you can click the Donate button and be the first to donate to your alma mater.  GIVE to Keep a Scholar in School and support your HBCU.

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Get social with us by sharing your support and tweeting : #TJFGetorGive  @tomjoynerfound

 

North Texas Giving Day Set for Thursday, September 18

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Alumni, friends and supporters of HBCUs: Mark your calendars today!

The 2014 North Texas Giving Day will take place between 6:00 a.m. and Midnight, Thursday, September 18.

It’s your chance to help support the Tom Joyner Foundation, which has been dedicated to investing in the mission of HBCUs since 1998. On this day, your donations will make a difference in students’ lives by supporting the TJF North Texas Scholarship Fund for North Texas area students who plan to attend an HBCU in Fall 2015 and also your donations will support the only HBCU in the North Texas area, Paul Quinn College. And remember,  100% of your donations go to support these students who are pursuing their dreams at HBCUs.

Please remember to share this note with your friends and family.

Your support – at any level – goes a long way to making a difference in a student’s life.

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Foundation Celebrates HBCUs, Alumni and Parents at Family Reunion Event

Also, don’t forget: The Tom Joyner Foundation is hosting a black college presidents’ roundtable discussion, moderated by Orlando’s media personal Monica May.

The event, featuring  a discussion on the latest trends and issues at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, will take place between 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Friday on the Expo Stage at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, 6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, Fla.

The participating presidents are Dr. Elmira Mangum, president, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Fla., Dr. Andrew Hugine, Jr., president of Alabama Agricultural Mechanical University, Normal, Ala. and Eddie N. Moore, Jr., interim president and chief executive officer, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Va.  LeRoy Pernell, dean of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law, also will be participating in the discussion. May is the on-air personality for the Tom Joyner Morning Show at STAR 94.5 FM.

On Saturday between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in St. George 112, Thomas Joyner, Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Tom Joyner Foundation, will moderate the “Alumni Business Meeting”, a discussion for HBCU alumni and parents of students attending HBCUs.  Participants will learn more about current trends in higher education, and how you can help support HBCUs. Attendees will also learn more about Allstate’s Quotes for Education partnership with the Tom Joyner Foundation and how getting a quote for insurance translates into $10.00  per  quote to the Tom Joyner Foundation up to  $200, 000.00 in scholarship support.  Allstate also wants you to show your “school pride” by voting for your favorite HBCU, the winning school  will get $50,000 for  scholarships .