Foundation, Denny’s Launch the 2018 “Hungry for Education” Scholarship Program

“Describe an idea for a community hunger program to combat childhood hunger in their HBCU communities”.

DESCRIPTION *Closed Scholarship*

The Tom Joyner Foundation has partnered with Denny’s Corporation for the 7th year to support the Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship Program. Nine (9) deserving students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will be selected and receive a $2,000.00 scholarship from Denny’s and the Tom Joyner Foundation. One (1) three thousand one hundred twenty five dollar ($3,125) stipend will be awarded to the HBCU with the best program implementation to combat childhood hunger. The program is part of Denny’s national initiative to end hunger. The program starts September 1, 2018. The program ends December 15th, 2018.

Each candidate will submit a form about their program including an essay using the topic, “Describe an idea for a community hunger program to combat childhood hunger in their HBCU communities”. The nine (9) recipients will be required to submit a ninety (90) second video to further explain the program. A faculty/staff representative from the chosen HBCU will mentor the student during the implementation of the program. The student must submit a written report once the project is running, including pictures, videos, and related social media content. There may be additional opportunities, at Denny’s discretion.


Full time students enrolled at an HBCU can participate. Students must be U.S. citizens, in good academic standing with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 to 4.0. Previous winners are not eligible to be considered as a repeat Denny’s/TJF HFE Scholar. Students must agree to participate in the Program publicity offering and complete a release form as well as submit a headshot, if requested. Complete the application. Each recipient must submit a ninety (90) second video within two weeks of being contacted in order to receive the scholarship.

To apply:

  1. Complete the application below.
  2. As part of the application, submit a form including the essay of 300 words or less on the topic, “Describe an idea for a community hunger program to combat childhood hunger in their HBCU communities”.
  3. Once the application, including the form and essay has been completed, press SUBMIT.

Need more information? Have questions? Contact:

2018 Tom Joyner Foundation / Denny's Hungry for Education Scholarship Program

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  • Please write a short description (no more than 300 words) of your “Community Hunger Program” to combat childhood hunger in your HBCU community. This must be an original idea. We are looking for something other than a canned food drive, volunteering for Meals on Wheels or feeding the homeless at a shelter or at your church or participating in #LunchBag. You must be able to complete the program during the upcoming school year.
  • (Please be specific. Your budget should include the items you need to complete the program you describe above. Your proposed budget must be under $2,000. Items might include food required for the initiative; marketing materials; transportation to execute the program in your community.)
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