DALLAS (January 7, 2013) — Greyhound Lines, Inc. and UNCF — the United Negro College Fund — the nation's largest and most effective education assistance organization, today announced the renewal of the Greyhound'scholarship Program. The program was first initiated three years ago from funds raised through a workplace campaign and matched by the company. This year's program will again help to reduce financial barriers and increase access to higher education for low-income college students. Scholarships valued up to $2,000 will be awarded to qualifying students for this academic semester. The deadline to apply is March 4, 2013.
"UNCF is sincerely grateful to Greyhound for their continued generosity and support for our higher education mission" said UNCF's Area Development Director Diane Stephenson. "Greyhound's scholarship grant will help many deserving " yet financially disadvantaged students attend college " and ultimately graduate to begin successful careers. Because a more college-educated workforce is vital to the well being of our national economy, I'vesting in the advancement of education ultimately benefits everyone."
"Greyhound is proud to help transform the lives of students who will change the world in the future," said Myron Watkins, vice president, customer experience, Greyhound. "Supporting the leaders of tomorrow with their educational pursuits is a great endeavor we are proud to join the UNCF in fulfilling."
Eligible students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, be enrolled full-time at a UNCF or other accredited 4 year college or university, have a financial need and submit an essay on how alternative fuel will impact the transportation industry. For more information visit: http://www.uncf.org or contact UNCF Scholarships-Program Services at 202-810-0200 to learn more about the program. To support UNCF scholarships or other programs, please contact UNCF at (972) 234-1007.
About UNCFUNCF--the United Negro College Fund--is the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students' education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 38 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 21 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 900 colleges and universities across the country. Learn more at www.UNCF.org Donations can be sent to UNCF 501 Elm Street- Suite 700, Dallas, TX 75202
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Contact: Diane Stephenson, UNCF at 972-234-1007Back