logo for page printing

Frequently Asked Questions

  SC State University is the Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month for March 2008

What does School of the Month mean?
Who is Tom Joyner?
What is The Tom Joyner Foundation?
How does being a Tom Joyner School of the Month help SC State University?
How can SC State University students apply for Tom Joyner Scholarships
How can I listen to the Tom Joyner Morning Show on my radio?
How can I donate directly to SC State University?
How can I donate to SC State University through the Tom Joyner Foundation?

School of the Month – What does this mean?

We are raising money for student scholarships at SC State University during the Month of March. 100% of all contributions will support student scholarships.

The Tom Joyner Foundation is assisting SC State University by securing contributions from national businesses and corporations and by telling the SC State University story to a national audience of about 8 million listeners each weekday.

Who is Tom Joyner?

Tom Joyner, Sr., is founder of REACH Media, Inc., The Tom Joyner Foundation, blackamericaweb.com, and host of the nationally syndicated “Tom Joyner Morning Show.” Joyner is one of the most influential radio personalities in the U.S. His radio show airs in 115 markets, has 8 million listeners a week

back to top


What is The Tom Joyner Foundation?

The Tom Joyner Foundation is a charitable 501c3 non-profit organization that began in 1997. The Foundation assists African-American students in financial need at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the nation. The Tom Joyner Foundation's School of the Month program has raised more than $55 million to date for this single cause.

The organization raises money through its national partners and the "Tom Joyner Morning Show." Each month, the radio show features a different HBCU; it highlights the schools' accomplishments, conducts live interviews with the school president, spotlights major national and local donors to the university, and profiles scholarship participants. Throughout the month, Tom Joyner asks his listening audience to call in donations or to go online to blackamericaweb.com to donate to the school of the month. SC State University is the Tom Joyner School of the Month for March 2008.

back to top


How does being a Tom Joyner School of the Month help SC State University?

Being a Tom Joyner School of the Month helps SC State University by forging partnerships with national sponsors and encouraging them to make gifts to SC State University's scholarship program. Participation in the TJ School of the Month program raises funds and awareness of SC State University both nationally and locally through the Tom Joyner Morning Show. The campaign goal is $500,000.

back to top


How can SC State University students apply for Tom Joyner Scholarships?

Scholarships will be awarded to current SC State University students and students who have been admitted to the University for the 2008-2009 academic year. Scholarship awards are based on financial need and academic merit. Scholarship applications are on the SC State University website and in the Financial Aid Office. Application deadline is February 1, 2008 by 3:00 p.m. Submit applications to Shirley Fredrick in the Financial Aid Office.

What is a major gift?  How are major gifts publicized?

Individuals, churches, organizations and companies making gifts of at least  $10,000 will get to present their gift live on the Tom Joyner Morning Show

How can I listen to the Tom Joyner Morning Show on my radio?

During SC State University's month, which is March 2008, the Morning Show will focus on SC State University programs, conduct live phone interviews, highlight scholarship student profiles and spotlight top national and local donors. You can also log onto www.blackamericaweb.com and click on the radio show icon to hear the show live. "The Tom Joyner Morning Show" can be heard on from 6:00 am to 10:00 am daily on the following South Carolina radio stations: 98.5 FM (Columbia, SC); 94.3 FM (Florence, SC); 107.3 FM (Greenville, SC); 98.5 FM (Murrells Inlet, SC); 96.9 FM (N. Augusta, SC); 101.7 FM (N. Charleston, SC)

back to top


How can I donate directly to SC State University?

Make your check payable to South Carolina State University and indicate that your gift is for the Tom Joyner School of the Month campaign on the memo line. [School of the Month Donation Form] Remember: All contributions are tax deductible

Mail to:
Institutional Advancement
South Carolina State University
P.O. Box 7305
Orangeburg, SC 29118

For more information contact: (803) 536-7190

back to top

How can I donate to SC State University through the Tom Joyner Foundation?

To donate through the Tom Joyner Foundation, write your check to The Tom Joyner Foundation and indicate the gift is for SC State University on the memo line.

Mail to:
Tom Joyner Foundation
P.O. Box 630495
Irving, TX 75063

You can also go online to blackamericaweb.com and make your donation.