2016 marks the fifth year of the collaboration between the Tom Joyner Foundation and Denny’s Corporation for the Hungry For Education (HFE) scholarship program. The sponsors announced the fifth annual HFE program on September 1 this year.
The goal of the scholarship is to help the students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the country. The sponsors will select 20 students, and they will receive a grant of $1,250 each. The eligible students have to have the record of participating in community work related to fighting hunger.
Hungry For Education Scholarship Requirements
Any full-time student enrolled in any fully certified HBCU will be eligible for the scholarship. They can apply by filling out an online application form found at the website of Tom Joyner Foundation. However, the students must fulfill some certain criteria to apply.
To apply for the scholarship, a student must:
- Be a full-time student at fully certified HBCUs
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Hold a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 out of 4.0
- Must submit a 200-word essay describing their most significant community service in the past year to combat hunger
- Previous winners cannot apply
The deadline for the application is December 1, 2016.
The scholarship winners will receive not only a financial grant but also a chance to do a summer internship at Denny’s. They have to submit a 90-second video describing their project and Denny’s will pick up the winners on that basis.
About the Tom Joyner Foundation
Founded in 1998 by Tom Joyner, the nationally celebrated radio personality, the Tom Joyner Foundation has been working to support the HBCUs since its inception. The Foundation has assisted every HBCU either with scholarships, financial grants, donations, or with capacity building enhancements.
The institution has always been focused on their mission of supporting HBCUs students. It has so far raised $65 million through various means to endorse more than 29,000 students. It also provides deserving students additional supports such as matching grants support, internships, and assistance in career development.
Since 2011, the Foundation has been working with Denny’s Corporation to support Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship Program.
About the Denny’s Corporation
Denny’s is one of the largest full-service casual family restaurant chains in the United States. It operates more than 1,600 restaurants across the USA and several other countries. So far, the restaurant has taken many initiatives to serve the local communities and Hungry for Education is one of them.
The mission of Denny’s Hungry for Education is to fight childhood hunger. Since 2011, its collaboration with the Tom Joyner Foundation for the scholarship has been supporting the HBCUs students. The program has been designed to recognize students’ academic achievement and community service and reward them financially.