Tom Joyner Foundation to raise funds for SC State, 10 other HBCUs in 2008

Friday, December 21, 2007

The Tom Joyner Foundation announced that it will raise money in 2008 for 11 historically black colleges and universities, including SC State University.

Tom Joyner, a nationally syndicated radio personality, will promote each institution as the “School of the Month” during his morning show. No fund-raising goal has been announced, but the foundation has raised $55-million for students at historically black colleges and universities.

The institutions this year are: Florida A&M University, Elizabeth City University, SC State University, Albany State University, Rust College, St. Augustine College, Coppin State University, Meharry Medical College, Hampton University and Morehouse College.

The Tom Joyner Foundation only does one thing…it helps students continue their education at Black colleges. All too often a student will get into college, then encounter financial difficulties that will force them to drop out. The Foundation provides money directly to the Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for the purpose of helping these students complete their education.

Each month the Tom Joyner Foundation designates an HBCU to receive its support. The scholarship support money is sent directly to the HBCU for the students. The scholarships are awarded to the students through the Financial Aid Department at the HBCU based on financial need and other requirements from the school and the donor.