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Office of Development now accepting gifts for 2021 President’s Essay Awards

March 01, 2021

Contact: Kawana McGough, Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing

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The Office of the Dean of Students, in partnership with the Office of Development, is now accepting gifts for previously established scholarships for the 2021 President’s Essay Awards Contest. In adherence to current COVID-19 safety protocols, this year’s ceremony will be held virtually in mid-April.

The President’s Essay Contest has been a long-running program for over 30 years established to provide scholarships to our hard-working students. When Dr. McNair arrived on campus, her vision for the essay contest was to directly impact our students by making a Tuskegee education accessible to all, regardless of socioeconomic background, which still holds true today.  The President’s Essay Awards honor students with support from over 100 different individual scholarships created by our loyal donors. The scholarships support students with tuition, academic resources like books and class materials, room and board expenses, and so much more.

Over the past year, our students and their families have endured many challenges brought on by the global pandemic. In keeping with the best of the university’s traditions, our students have met these challenges with determination and optimism. However, they need your support now more than ever.

You can play a vital role in ensuring that our students have the necessary funding needed to continue their Tuskegee education. Make your gift by March 12, 2021, to ensure our students feel your gift’s full effect in time for the ceremony. Thank you for what you have done and will do here at Tuskegee University and, we hope that we can count on your support with a gift for our 2021 contest.

To make your gift, please click here or send your check to the following address:

The Office of Development
P.O. Box 1304
Tuskegee Institute, AL 36087

Please feel free to contact the Office of the Dean of Students or the Office of Development with any questions, as we would be happy to answer them. Additional information about the President’s Essay Awards can be found here. On behalf of the Office of the Dean of Students and the Office of Development, we thank you so much for your support.

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