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"A Global Day of Giving"

"GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end of year giving. Giving Tuesday was founded as a simple idea: to bring people together for a day of giving back.  It has since spread like a wave across the world, with over 160 countries in 2018.  Now in its 8th year, nearly every country on earth is participating in Giving Tuesday." (excerpted from

This year, our goal is to raise $18,000.  This will help us fund the first full year of scholarships for our next class of Southern Scholars.

Click here to give your gift today!  You will receive one of our signature SCHOLAR TOTES if you donate $100 or more by December 3rd!

National ScholarshipMonth



#NSM is a national movement to raise awareness of the power of scholarships and the impact they have not only on individual scholars, but on our global community as a whole. Stewarded and sponsored by the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA), this year’s focus is:

Making an Impact! Supporting & Connecting Students through Scholarships

By taking some of the financial pressure off students and families, we can enable greater success in college, helping deserving students who want to graduate with their degree and give back to society.

Southern Scholars is committed to making even more of an impact in 2020 by providing academic scholarships and college completion support to four deserving scholars from the rural South.  Help us reach this goal by giving your #NSM donation today!


AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Southern Scholars Initiative, Inc. is now an approved Amazon Smile charity!  Bookmark and use this LINK each time you shop on Amazon, and a portion of the purchase price of your products will be used to support students from the rural south.

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