GRAMBLING, La (Press Release) - For the third year in a row, Grambling State University has won a $50,000 scholarship donation from the Allstate Quotes for Education fan vote for school pride competition.
“An education opens the door to greater social and economic mobility,” said GSU President Willie Larkin. “Allstate is leading the way to make sure that this door is open to the students who need it the most. We are grateful for their support in advancing the greatest equalizer of opportunity in our nation, a college degree. We hope their leadership in providing these opportunities will inspire other organizations and individuals to make similar commitments to student access and success.”
Allstate and the Tom Joyner Foundation have partnered together to raise scholarship funds for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). For each insurance quote, Allstate donated $10 to the Tom Joyner Foundation in support of HBCU students, up to $200,000.
As a part of the program, people could vote for the HBCU of their choice to receive a $50,000 donation for student scholarships. Grambling supporters employed social media tools, as well as word-of-mouth networking, to successfully engage alumni, students, faculty and staff in the fan vote campaign. Grambling received 33.72 percent of the vote to win the competition for the third year in a row.
“This is truly an honor and much appreciated opportunity for Grambling to win the Allstate Quotes for Education challenge for three consecutive years,” said Otto Meyers, III, interim vice president of advancement, research and economic development. “This three-peat is one of many examples of accomplishments achieved by the Grambling Family through unified efforts by alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends. My thanks goes to Allstate and to the Grambling Family. Grambling looks forward to using the Allstate award to further the mission of the university and continue to provide exceptional academic experiences for our students.”