South Carolina State University Foundation named School of the Month partner

The Tom Joyner Foundation is partnering with the South Carolina State University Foundation (SCSU-F), to help raise funds to support scholars attending South Carolina State.

As a partner with the Tom Joyner Foundation ‘Schools of the Month’, the SCSU-F and its chapters will be promoted on 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.

SCSU-F is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) entity organized solely to promote the welfare and future development of South Carolina State University. The university’s vision is to become a top-tier public university focused on academics, research, public service and student life. This vision is made possible by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of business and community leaders.

Since 1896, SC State has played a key role in educating African-Americans in the state of South Carolina and the nation. The institution is the state’s only public, historically black college and university. There are several programs unique to the university such as a Doctor of Education degree, which is the only degree in the state with a concentration in educational administration. The University also offers the only Bachelor of Science program in nuclear engineering in South Carolina and at an HBCU, as well as the only Master of Science degree in transportation and the only Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in agribusiness in South Carolina.

The Foundation’s ‘Schools of the Month’ for the rest of the year are as follows:  May – University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.; June – Xavier University, New Orleans, La.; August – Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Ala.; September –Prairie View A&M Foundation, Prairie View, Tex.; October – Tennessee State University Foundation, Nashville, Tenn.; November – Alabama A&M University Foundation, Huntsville, Ala.

About the South Carolina State University Foundation

Established in 1971, the Foundation was formed by a group of prominent citizens of the state of South Carolina. Their purpose, was “To build an Educational Fund to be expended by the directors in cooperation with South Carolina State University for the exclusive benefit of South Carolina State University.” With the support of SC State alumni, family and friends, the Foundation has contributed to the future of the University.

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