ASU receives $50,000 from TMCF and Coca-Cola for first-generation scholarships

ALBANY, Ga. – Albany State University (ASU) has received $50,000 from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and The Coca-Cola Foundation to support scholarships for first-generation college students. The funding was announced Dec. 8.

The funding will provide four students with $3,125 scholarships annually for four years to cover the cost of tuition, books and/or housing. To be eligible for the award, students must be enrolled full-time, maintain a 2.8 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, be in good standing, demonstrate a financial need, and be the first in their immediate family to attend college.

Representatives from TMCF and Coca-Cola formally presented the scholarship funding to ASU President Art Dunning and Acting Vice President for Institutional Advancement Flora Devine.

“We are honored and grateful to receive these funds from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and The Coca-Cola Foundation,” Dunning said. “Both organizations are committed to helping students achieve their academic aspirations. Providing needs-based support is one important way to fulfill that commitment. We appreciate our partners, TMCF and Coca-Cola, who made this funding possible and who support our students through internships and other opportunities to gain essential job and career skills.”

ASU was one of six campuses awarded the Thurgood Marshall College Fund-Coca-Cola Foundation-First Generation Scholarship grant.

“The Thurgood Marshall College Fund values the tremendous impact of our corporate partners like Coca-Cola who help us fund much-needed HBCU student scholarships at Albany State and all of our 47 member-schools,” said Johnny C. Taylor Jr., TMCF’s president and CEO.

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