July 17th Program aims to fund scholarships at Paine College

Posted by ncarter | 07/10/2010 09:52 AM

Story by Nakisha Dicks, '07

Tom Joyner, the host of a nationally syndicated radio show, will be a featured guest for Paine College's Are You Booked for Lunch? event July 17.

Radio host Tom Joyner, whose show is heard in 115 markets, will address a luncheon fundraiser for Paine College book scholarships. The event will raise money for book scholarships for Paine students, said Brandon Brown, the vice president of institutional advancement. "We are addressing one of many areas of education," Brown said. "It's important for students to be able to purchase books or software needed to perform their research and be prepared for class."

The Tom Joyner Foundation selected the college as the School of the Month for July, and the event was planned by the college and foundation to tie in with the honor, Brown said.Throughout the month, The Tom Joyner Morning Show will highlight the college and announce recipients of scholarships awarded by the foundation to Paine students.

The show airs in 115 markets and locally 6-10 a.m. weekdays on 100.9 FM, a Perry Broadcasting station. The company is a participating sponsor of the luncheon. Since 1998, the foundation has raised more than $55 million for scholarships for students attending historically black colleges and universities. Joyner's foundation is also assisting Paine with the college's campaign to raise $100,000 for scholarships. It continues through December.

The Paine College National Alumni Association kicked off the campaign with a $10,000 donation in February. Each alumni chapter has also been challenged to raise $5,000. "We wanted to make a statement that demonstrated how important this effort is, and we did not want to ask others to do something we had not done ourselves," said Dr. Silas Norman, the president of the Paine College National Alumni Association and a 1962 graduate of the school.
"It was our way of making a concrete statement that we intend to fully support this campaign," Norman said.

As of Friday, about $15,000 had been raised toward the college's goal, and officials hope the luncheon will help raise awareness about the campaign, the college and students' achievements, said Helene Carter, the assistant vice president of institutional development.

"We're hoping that the luncheon will add fuel to the campaign and help us reach at least the halfway mark by the end of July," she said.
"We are asking alumni, organizations, businesses, the entire CSRA community to get on board and help us reach our goal."

The luncheon will become an annual event for the school to help raise funds for book scholarships and keep the community informed of the college's activities, new programs and student achievements, Carter said.

WHAT: Are You Booked for Lunch?
WHEN: noon July 17
WHERE: Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites, 2 Tenth St.
COST: $35 per person, $350 for a table of 10.
Tickets may be purchased through July 15. To purchase tickets, call (706) 821-8323 or (706) 821-8233.

ATTENTION STUDENTS: Deadline approaching for Scholarships/Honors/Awards Applications

Posted by ncarter | 02/1/2010 07:27 AM

The Scholarships/Honors/Awards application packet is now available online courtesy of the Committee on Scholarships Honors and Awards (COSHA). 

You can now apply for scholarships, honors and awards from the comfort of your residence hall or home.

Simply click the link below to start. 


The application will provide you with:

    * Eligibility Requirements
    * Guidelines and Submission of Application
    * Dates and other pertinent information
    * Application checklist
    * Application form
    * Recommendation form
    * Essay upload form


Students applying for awards, honors, or scholarships must:

   1. Currently be enrolled full-time
   2. Be in good academic standing
   3. Meet all eligibility requirements for each individual scholarship, honor, or award

Guidelines and Submission of Application

   1. Applications must originate from students.
   2. Applications must be typed.
   3. Only one application is required to apply for any of the scholarships listed in this packet.
   4. Applicants must complete the appropriate checklist for each scholarship category applying for.
   5. All financial awards will only be credited toward student accounts for the 2010-2011 academic year.  Cash awards will not be given.
   6. Please do not wait until the deadline date to begin your application. You will not have time to gather or scan of all the application materials that may be needed.
   7. Verify that you meet the criteria for all scholarships, honors, and awards applied for.
   8. The complete Application Package (application, two essays, two recommendations, and checklists) must all be submitted.
   9. All application packets should be posted, by 5:00 p.m., March 1, 2010.
  10. Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Important Dates

Deadline to Submit Application:  March 1, 2010

Honors Day 2010: April 07, 2010