FAMU Press Release:
Victoria’s Secret PINK, Limited Brands Foundation and the Tom Joyner Foundation Partner on Eight Scholarships for FAMU Students
TALLHASSEE, Fla. –
Victoria’s Secret PINK and the Limited Brands Foundation have partnered with the Tom Joyner Foundation to donate $20,000 in scholarships to help students at Florida A&M University complete their education. These scholarships will be used for the 2009 – 2010 school year. The Tom Joyner Foundation and FAMU have selected eight scholarship recipients to each receive $2,500.
The scholarship recipients are: Kiana Davis from Columbia, S.C.; Monique Ward from Grandview, Miss.; Amelia Fields from McIntosh, Ala.; Chloe Davis from Philadelphia; Kaylan Guyton from Roswell, Ga.; Genea Smith from Stockbridge, Ga.; LaTonya Williams from Thonotosassa, Fla.; and Lindsey Johnson from Winter Garden, Fla.
This donation was also made to four other HBCUs that are also included in the PINK Collegiate Collection. These schools are Howard University, Hampton University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Southern University at Baton Rouge.
“I am so happy that Victoria’s Secret PINK shares my passion to help keep students at black colleges,” said Tom Joyner, chairman of the Tom Joyner Foundation and host of the nationally syndicated radio show – ‘Tom Joyner Morning Show’. “At a time when so many companies are cutting back, this is huge. These scholarships are going to make a big difference in these students’ lives.”