The Tom Joyner Foundation, a nonprofit foundation that annually supports historically
black colleges and universities with millions of dollars in scholarship donations,
has selected Elizabeth City State University as its School of the Month, February
As a result, the Elizabeth City State University Foundation will partner with the
Tom Joyner Foundation to solicit donations in this $500,000 drive for scholarships.
The scholarships are awarded to qualifying students enrolled now and in the future
Ken Henshaw, president of the ECSU Foundation said he is looking forward to the scholarship
drive that supports so many deserving students from northeastern North Carolina and
ECSU Chancellor Willie J. Gilchrist is excited about the scholarship drive that will
help so many students complete their education. Gilchrist says a large number of ECSU
graduates return to North Carolina communities where they work, volunteer and support
the tax basis.
"ECSU graduates are making a difference in communities across the state, the nation
and the world. They are working as teachers, principals, police officers, dentists,
entrepreneurs, business executives, officers in the military, computer scientists
and in many more professions," Gilchrist said. "Many of our current students and those
in the future are dreaming of meaningful careers. However, they need scholarships
to pay for their education. With the generous donations from the community, alumni
and others, this campaign will only increase the numbers in those professions."
The Tom Joyner Foundation is run by a team of dedicated individuals that is committed
to furthering the vision of the foundation. The successful feats of the foundation
are well known thanks to the success of The Tom Joyner Morning Show which is broadcast
to more than 8 million listeners across 115 markets. Thomas Joyner Jr. is the CEO
of the Tom Joyner Foundation and oversees the daily operations of the foundation.
A list of scholarships and application guidelines is available online:
Scholarship packets, application and profile sheet, must be completed and postmarked
no later than January 2, 2008.
For more information, please call Mrs. LaTanya Afolayan, 335-3966.