SOUTHERN SCHOLARS NEWS
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!
It's Our Anniversary
April 1st is our very first anniversary!
We are so incredibly grateful to all of our friends, family members, supporters, and donors for making our inaugural year such a success. Please click here to read a special note of thanks from our board chair, Robbie Pressey.
Please Stay Safe and Healthy !
The entire Southern Scholars family is praying for all those impacted by Covid-19. We would also like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the heroes of this fight - the medical professionals and first responders who are working hard to keep us all safe! Thank you for your service!
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.