AT&T Contributes to Social Justice and Perseverance Scholarship
Posted on December 4, 2020
AT&T has contributed $10,000 to the University of South Alabama’s Leadership in Social Justice and Perseverance Scholarship. This support will ultimately total $20,000 through dollar-for-dollar matching provided by the Mitchell-Moulton Scholarship Initiative.
“At AT&T, we know everyone deserves an equal opportunity – regardless of zip code, age, gender, race or socioeconomic status,” said Glyn Agnew, AT&T regional director of external and legislative affairs. “USA’s Leadership in Social Justice and Perseverance Scholarship Program provides traditionally underserved students with the financial assistance necessary to complete their degrees. We are proud to collaborate with USA, expanding economic empowerment opportunities that make our community and our world a better and more equitable place.”
Endowed in August 2020 with a $10,000 gift to USA from 100 Black Men of Greater Mobile, the Leadership in Social Justice and Perseverance Scholarship honors and remembers individuals who have fallen to systems of oppression and social injustice.
“AT&T has been supportive of the initiatives of USA and the 100 Black Men of Greater Mobile for many years,” said Dr. Andre Green, associate vice president of academic affairs at USA and president of 100 Black Men of Greater Mobile. “We value AT&T’s continued commitment to education and this generous contribution as it will assist underrepresented students cross the graduation and continue reaching for their dreams.”
The annual scholarship award provides full tuition to a rising full-time USA senior with a 3.0 or higher grade-point average who is nearing completion of their degree program and who demonstrates strong servant leadership and passionate commitment to principles of perseverance, social justice, equity, access, participation, and human rights.
“At AT&T, we value the work outstanding community partners like USA and 100 Black Men of Greater Mobile do to help propel our youth from the classroom to careers, and themselves and their families to a better future,” Agnew said. “It’s simple. Our society doesn't work if it doesn't work equally for all.”
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