Financial Aid Grant Allows Seniors at HBCUs to Complete Their Degree Programs

Lowe’s Corporation has made a $500,000 contribution to the United Negro College Fund’s Emergency Student Aid program. The program provides funds to students requiring financial aid in order to stay in school and complete their degree program. This academic year, more than 200 seniors at historically Black colleges and universities have received financial aid under the program this academic year.

Quentin Perkins, a senior majoring in computer science at Florida Memorial University, says the “college is quite expensive, but it is an investment that is certainly worthwhile. My parents are not able to pay for tuition out of pocket, so receiving this scholarship will enable me to continue to make progress toward my degree and to prepare for a career as an information technologist.”

Since 2009, Lowe’s has contributed $4.2 million to the program, helping more than 1,700 students at HBCUs stay in school.

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  1. I am currently a student at Tuskegee University majoring in Mechanical Engineering reaching for my goal to one day work for a big time company. My parents dont have the funds to support my stay at Tuskegee and this grant will help me to pursue my career in the engineering field.

  2. I find articles about all the good you are doing for others from cooperation’s and individuals posted in journals like JBHE or other media publications very ironic when you are engaged in a highly publicized discrimination lawsuit. Being from NC, I have always respected the Lowe’s brand. However, if you have done someone wrong, you will need to live with the consequences (have your day in court and prove that you did no wrong). Always share the good you are doing – not only in bad times, but in the good times as well (this PR message is free). Thanks for your continued support to UNCF.

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