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JCSU receives grant from Walmart Foundation

Charlotte, N.C. (April 3, 2014) - Johnson C. Smith University has received a $20,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation through the United Negro College Fund as part of the Foundation’s commitment to provide greater access to higher education and career opportunities.

The funds will support JCSU’s planning efforts for reaffirmation of accreditation through the Fiscal and Strategic Technical Assistance Program.  The program will ensure that the institution has the appropriate systems, processes and procedures in place to demonstrate institutional effectiveness. With this assistance, JCSU will be prepared to meet the critical requirements of the regional accreditation process.

JCSU was among 16 UNCF-member institutions in the nation to receive the grant. The Walmart Foundation’s $500,000 grant to UNCF will help assure that historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) continue as a source of quality degrees for African American students.

Johnson C. Smith University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees.

About Johnson C. Smith University

Founded in 1867, Johnson C. Smith University is an independent, close-knit urban university located in Charlotte, N.C. It has a growing national reputation for integrating the liberal arts with business, the sciences and technology in ways that empower tomorrow’s diverse entrepreneurial citizens and leaders. Offering 22 fields of study to more than 1,300 students from a variety of ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds, the university’s excellent academic programs focus on servant leadership, civic engagement and global responsibility. For more information about JCSU, visit or follow the university on social media sites Facebook , TwitterYouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

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