SOUTHERN SCHOLARS NEWS
Sadé Milinda Studios Cut-A-Thon
We are so honored to announce the launch of our first ever Cut-A-Thon, sponsored by celebrity hairstylist and Southern Scholars Board Member, Sadé Williams and the Sadé Milinda Studios! Click here to learn more and schedule your haircut now!
Happy Birthday Dr. Pressey!
February 18th was Dr. Pressey's Birthday Please join us in celebrating the incredible life and legacy of Southern Scholars' Founder, Dr. Doretha Pressey.
Click here to read very special tribute messages to Dr. Pressey from her friends, family, and colleagues.
54 Days of Heart Challenge!
Southern Scholars is thrilled to invite you to accept our very first #54daysofheartchallenge! The challenge was launched on Dr. Pressey's birthday, February 18th, and will conclude on April 12th. Click here to accept the challenge!
Education, Determination, Generosity
The Dr. Doretha Pressey Southern Scholars Initiative is a 501c3 nonprofit scholarship and college completion program dedicated to creating access, equity, and success for students of color from low income communities in the rural South. We are motivated and guided by the legacy of our founder, Dr. Doretha Pressey, a passionate and determined educator who committed her life to generously helping those in need. Education, Determination, and Generosity were three of the core principles that exemplified Dr. Pressey's life and work and they have become the three major tenets upon which our work is based.
Students of color from the Rural South attend and complete college at rates far lower than the national average. The Southern Scholars Initiative is committed to eradicating this disparity.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
We offer our scholars a comprehensive array of innovative, evidence-based, and highly individualized programs and services to help them meet their personal, academic, and career goals.