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 and ends December 1, 2018.
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 on the Tom Joyner Foundation website. However, the students must fulfill some certain criteria to apply. Here are the requirements:
- Be a full-time enrolled college student at an HBCU (freshman-senior)
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Hold a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 to 4.0
- Previous winners are not eligible
- Students must agree to participate in the Program publicity offering and complete a release form as well as submit a headshot, if requested.
- Each recipient must submit a ninety (90) second video within two weeks of being contacted in order to receive the scholarship.
How to apply for the scholarship
- Visit the application form on the Tom Joyner Foundation website: https://tomjoynerfoundation.org/foundation-dennys-launch-the-2018-hungry-for-education-scholarship-program/
- Submit a 300 words or less essay on the topic, “Describe an idea for a community hunger program to combat childhood hunger in their HBCU communities”.
- Once the application, including the form and essay has been completed, press SUBMIT.
The DEADLINE for the application is December 1, 2018.
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.