Knoxville College Is the 2014 Winner of the Home Depot Retool Your School Tier 1 Grant

Home Depot has announced the winners of this year’s Retool Your School competition. The Retool Your School competition involves using social media and the Internet to cast votes for your favorite HBCU. The grand prize winner is chosen by a panel of judges who consider the online voting results and the renovation project at the particular HBCUs.

This year, Knoxville College in Tennessee takes home the top prize. The college will use the grant to renovate the lower atrium of the Alumni Library. Floors, restrooms, and doors will be redone and new landscaping outside the building will be added.

Howard University, Morris Brown College, and Oakwood University will receive $25,000 each in the campus pride category. These three HBCUs generated the most votes and social media activity during the voting period which ran from February 17 to April 14.

An additional 13 HBCUs will receive $10,000 grants from Home Depot for their campus projects.

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