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.