An added feature this year is that participants in this program will also have a chance to vote for the HBCU of their choice to receive a separate $50,000 donation for scholarships.
“This is a big help to these students,” Tom Joyner, chairman and founder of the 14-year-old foundation bearing his name, said in the statement. “Given this tough economy these days, every single dollar we can provide to help a student finish their education will make a difference.”
The Tom Joyner Foundation’s primary mission is helping to keep students enrolled in Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs.)Since 1998, the foundation, chaired by nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner, has raised more than $60 million to help keep students enrolled in black colleges, has assisted more than 14,000 students and worked with more than 100 HBCUs.
“This scholarship shows me that I’m worthy of the investment being made in my education, and it makes me grateful and hopeful for my future,” Desharee Williams, a student at Bethune-Cookman University and a past recipient of the Allstate and Tom Joyner Foundation scholarship, said in a statement. “This scholarship has allowed me to focus on class work and on pursuing extracurricular activities to build my professional portfolio.”
Allstate, which is partnering with the Foundation for the second year with the scholarship program, also has sponsored the Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion for the past 8 years.
To participate in the Quotes for Education program, visit http://www.allstate.com/represent to find a nearby participating agent or receive a quote online, or call 855-REP-HBCU (855-737-4228). You can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #RepHBCU and encourage friends and family to get involved.