Denny’s Scholarship: Select HBCU Students Can Apply for $2,500

Last Updated on May 26, 2023

A male HBCU student sits with his laptop to apply for the Denny's scholarship on the Tom Joyner Foundation website.

The Tom Joyner Foundation has partnered with the Denny’s Corporation for the second year to offer the Denny’s Scholarship (Hungry for Education Scholarship Program) and to fight hunger in the United States. The Tom Joyner Foundation provides programming initiatives and partnerships in support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and their communities. The Foundation believes all students deserve the chance to attend college so they can succeed in life.

Ten (10) deserving students from designated HBCUs will receive a $2,500 scholarship from Denny’s and the Tom Joyner Foundation. The program is part of Denny’s national initiative to end hunger.

DEADLINE: Apply Feb. 10 through Apr. 1, 2014.

Denny's Scholarship Requirements:

All students are eligible to apply for the Denny's scholarship regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin. Student must be a full-time enrolled student at an HBCU in or living in the United States.

The 10 participating HBCUs listed below were chosen because they are a part of the Tom Joyner Foundation partnership group of supported schools.

Students will compete to win a scholarship at one of the participating HBCUs:

  • Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL
  • Central State University, Wilberforce, OH
  • Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC
  • Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
  • Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, FL
  • Huston-Tillotson University, Austin, TX
  • Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC
  • Langston University, Langston, OK
  • Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA
  • Southern University , Baton Rouge, LA

How to Apply for the Denny's Scholarship

Step 1: Go to the Tom Joyner Foundation's application page, and fill in the required Denny's scholarship information with your contact information, participating HBCU, classification, and college major.

Step 2: Write a 250 to 500-word essay on “How Can You or Denny’s Have An Impact on Hunger in Your HBCU’s Community?”

Step 3: Submit your application for the Denny's Scholarship.

Good luck in applying!

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