GSU chosen as Joyner School of the Month

Grambling State University has been chosen as the Tom Joyner Foundation’s School of the Month for August.
The syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Sky Show allows listeners to donate throughout the show using a hotline number. The show, which reaches more than 9 million listeners across the country, also awards scholarships to students.
“Grambling participated in the program in the late 1990s, but this time it’s a much more detailed, full-scale campaign,” GSU media relations director Ralph Wilson said. “This time the campaign will include the community at large – students, employees, alumni, parents, and the business-corporate community.”
The Tom Joyner Foundation, which selects 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities each year, has raised more than $50 million for deserving black college students since 1998.
Much of the success of the Foundation is attributed to the Tom Joyner Black College Scholarship Fund, which helps deserving students meet their financial needs.
The School of the Month scholarship/fundraising program gives everyone the opportunity to support GSU or other chosen HBCUs through the Tom Joyner Foundation.
The annual Fantastic Voyage Cruise is the largest contributor through donations, raising more than $1 million each year. Donations are from mostly from individuals, but they also come from Fortune 1000 companies like ExxonMobil and Daimler Chrysler.
“We are very excited about this opportunity,” GSU President Horace A. Judson said. “We will encourage our graduates and supporters across the country to support the university through this process as we work to meet our goal.”
The efforts of the Foundation should greatly benefit the students at GSU, which launched a $30 million fundraising campaign in November.
Joyner, a graduate of Tuskegee Institute, an HBCU, believes “Everybody should give back wherever they can.”
Being a featured school allows the university to promote the many highlights that contribute to reclaiming its legacy as the place “where everybody is somebody.”
For more information, call the Division of Institutional Advancement Office at (318) 274-2217 or (318) 274-2418.