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HELPING RURAL STUDENTS OF COLOR SUCCEED

SOUTHERN SCHOLARS NEWS
HAPPY #GIVINGTUESDAY!
CONGRATS TO OUR 1ST GRADUATE!!
Weekly Wisdom

Tuesday, November 29, 2022, is GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement, that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. For the next 24 hours, individuals and organizations all over the world are joining together to celebrate the power of giving back.  To learn more and to make your impact now, please follow this link.

We are thrilled to announce our very first Southern Scholar, Ms. Sheila Serrano Flores is GRADUATING! Sheila is an Education Major who will be receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of South Carolina Aiken early next month. In addition to graduating an entire semester early with honors, Sheila also maintained a 3.7+ GPA ( even during the pandemic!)  Thank you so much for helping us reach this milestone!  To learn more about Sheila and to continue to support our work, please follow this link.

“Sooner or later, all the peoples of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace, and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. If this is to be achieved, man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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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