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Update: GSU gets $50,000 scholarship cash

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GRAMBLING, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Grambling State University is getting a $50,000 financial shot in the arm for student scholarships.

The money comes through Allstate and the Tom Joyner foundation which raised $185,000 dollars this year for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). As part of that campaign, a separate $50,000 dollars was given to Grambling after students, alumni and supporters voted GSU as their favorite HBCU.

From August 1 through November 30, 2013, Allstate donated $10. for every person who received an insurance quote and mentioned "Quotes for Education." The $185,000. dollars raised will be earmarked for general scholarship funds to assist students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Grambling will use the $50,000 to fund scholarships at GSU after winning the "favorite" award. last year's favorite winner, Lincoln University in Missouri, distributed scholarship funds to 25 students with the cash.

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GRAMBLING, La (KNOE 8 News) - Grambling State University officials tell KNOE 8 News they will make an important announcement about the university's finances Friday afternoon.

In a news release, university spokesperson Will Sutton says "Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue will share "GREAT" news about a huge infusion of cash that will help our much-deserving students."

The news conference is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. in the Favrot Student Union on campus, inside the Barnes and Noble Bookstore.

KNOE 8 News will have a crew at the news conference and will have a report later this afternoon on KNOE.COM and on KNOE 8 News at 5:00 P.M., 6:00 P.M. and 10:00 P.M.

 

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