SOUTHERN SCHOLARS NEWS
It's Our Anniversary
Our 2020 Applications are Open!
"#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19." Southern Scholars is proud to join this movement and we encourage you to do the same!
April 1st was 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.
Applications for the 2020 Dr. Doretha Pressey Academic Scholarship and the Ms. Clara Coleman Technical Award are now open! Students graduating from Denmark-Olar High School in 2020 are eligible to apply. The deadline in June 1st, 2020 so apply now!
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.