Updated: 1/26/2015 3:01 PM CST BY TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION
Students from Black Colleges Eligible to Win $30,000 in Scholarships for Submitting Their Experiences on Combating Hunger in their Communities
Click here for a guide on how to apply for the Tom Joyner Foundation /Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship.
DALLAS – October 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 February 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.
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.