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HELPING RURAL STUDENTS OF COLOR SUCCEED

SOUTHERN SCHOLARS NEWS
Meet Our Four New Southern Scholars!
HAPPY GIVINGTUESDAY!!
 
We're in the Post & Courier Newspaper!

Please join us in welcoming our four newest Scholars, Bre’Niyah Gilbert, Ernest Brown, Jaha’Mari Harper, and Mikayla Hallman, to the Southern Scholars family!

Please follow the link below to learn more about these four incredible students!

This GivingTuesday, Southern Scholars will be working hard to welcome our largest class of Scholars ever!  To celebrate our 5th year in operation in 2024, we hope to raise enough funds to provide scholarships to five new Scholars!  But we can't reach this goal without your support.  Please click here to donate now!

Exciting news! Southern Scholars Initiative is in the spotlight. Our mission to empower students of color and make higher education accessible is gaining recognition. The recent Post and Courier article, featuring our Executive Director, Bre Pressey, and Board Member, Devin Thornburg, discusses the 1.9 percent increase in FAFSA applications for the 2023-24 school year in South Carolina, potentially signaling a college enrollment rebound after COVID. This rise provides critical financial aid opportunities, particularly for low-income students, that can help break the cycle of poverty. Read the full PDF of the article here or visit the P&C website..

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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.

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ABOUT US

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.

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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.

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GET INVOLVED

Join the Initiative!  Become a founding supporter of our nonprofit organization and help us make a difference in our Scholars' lives! Volunteer and internship opportunities are also available!

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