Are you hungry for a scholarship? Every day, schools across the country not only nourish kids’ minds, but also help students gain the nutrition they need to learn and succeed. To help students reach their full potential physically and mentally, Denny’s has teamed up with The Tom Joyner Foundation and other organizations to offer the Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship Program. The program will award ten deserving HBCU students, each $2,500 scholarships toward their education expenses in early December 2013.
[box style=’warning’] Application deadline: October 31, 2013. The Tom Joyner Foundation will review applications from October 31 – December 2013 to choose winners.[/box]
Applicants are required to submit original ideas to help Denny’s fight childhood hunger. College students will write a 500-word essay outlining their creative plan for fighting hunger in the community of their HBCU or their hometown. The scholarship application is open to eligible students attending the following Historically Black Colleges and Universities:
- Allen University, Columbia, SC
- Benedict College, Columbia, SC
- Voorhees College, Denmark, SC
- Howard University, Washington, DC
- Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
- Florida Memorial University, Miami, FL
- Paul Quinn College, Dallas, TX
- Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX
- Texas Southern University, Houston, TX
- Wiley College, Marshall, TX
Additional Scholarship requirements:
The Tom Joyner foundation strives to provide students who attend HBCUs the financial ability to stay in school and complete their education, while providing others with the means to simply go off to college. The Foundation believes all students deserve the chance to attend college so they can succeed in life. All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin. Student must be a full-time enrolled student at one of the ten HBCUs listed above. Have a declared major in one of the following areas: Business Management, Accounting, Marketing, Hospitality Management, or Food Science. Have a demonstrated financial need. Be in good academic standing with a cumulative grade point average from 2.5 to 4.0. Agree to participate in the Program publicity, if requested.
Grand Prize Contest
The school with the most votes will receive a FREE stack of pancakes for all their students and faculty. As an added incentive, for each student who applies – Denny’s will email a coupon for a Free Breakfast on your birthday along with exclusive offers throughout the year.
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