Scholarships Will Help Single Black Parents Pay for College

Thanks to Denny’s and Tom Joyner

A couple of months ago we told you about the Brothers on the Move Scholarship sponsored by the Tom Joyner Foundation, a scholarship to help young African American males. Next, this same foundation, in partnership with Denny’s, will award scholarships to single African American parents.

**Every week during 2008 a $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a single parent that attends a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). That’s $78,000 in free college money.

This is how it works:

The Tom Joyner Foundation exists to assist African American students achieve their educational goals, primarily through scholarship money and ongoing fundraising efforts specifically targeted to HBCUs. The key theme of the foundation is its “School of the Month” program. Each month the Tom Joyner Foundation chooses a different HBCU to highlight.

Here’s a list of the HBCUs.

What you need to know to participate:

  • You must be a single African American parent attending the current campus of the month to qualify for the $1,500 scholarship giveaways.
  • One $1,500 award will be given out weekly, which means 4 winners per campus.

To apply for these scholarships:

If your school is named as a 2008 Tom Joyner School of the Month contact your financial aid office and ask how you may apply for the single parent scholarships being funded and sponsored by the Tom Joyner Foundation and Denny’s.

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