Giving Tuesday

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The holiday season is just around the corner, and we invite you to join Johnson C. Smith University as we prepare for our inaugural Giving Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
 
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back. On the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, you will have the opportunity to share in the worldwide showcase of philanthropy and make a difference in the lives of JCSU students. Your support on Giving Tuesday will help fuel their journey to serve as change agents and innovators in our communities and the global workplace.
 
This Giving Tuesday, stand up and be counted with a gift to The President’s Gap Scholarship Fund.  The President’s Gap Scholarship Fund provides critical emergency assistance to deserving students to close the financial gap that exists between their financial contribution and the costs to attend JCSU.  While the financial gap may often be as little as $500 to $2,500, these amounts can be insurmountable and students may be faced with the harsh reality of interrupting or discontinuing their journey to fulfilling their dreams of a college education. Give on Giving Tuesday and help remove these barriers to retaining our intellectually gifted and socially conscious students.
 
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Support The President’s Gap Scholarship Fund on Giving Tuesday.
 
Invest in their dreams. Invest in changing lives.

Help students like Ramoya make their mark on the world

Ramoya GrandisonThe school year has just begun, but  has already secured the bag. Deloitte & Touche hired the senior, who double majors in computer science information systems and business administration, five months before graduation. Grandison will remain in the Queen City after graduation in December before starting her new role as Risk and Financial Advisory Group Consultant in March.

“As an international student, it was imperative that I secured a full-time offer prior to graduating because I wanted to ensure that I got into a company that was willing to sponsor my work visa in the future.”

Securing her future took dedication, hard work and most importantly internships, which President Clarence Armbrister encourages students to complete during their time on campus. Grandison has completed three internships, two of those with Deloitte & Touche. 

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Support students in the McNair Scholars Program

McNair ScholarsStudents enrolled in the McNair Scholars Summer Program presented research to faculty, mentors and staff during a symposium. The six-week summer program couples students with a faculty mentor as they engage in research based on their academic discipline. 

Tellissah Roseboro, who knows she wants a career in education, said this program helped shape her career path.

“This project kind of centered my career goals. I kind of want to go into educational psychology now.”

Dr. Jonathan Smalls, Director of Johnson C. Smith University’s McNair Scholars program, says this hands-on experience prepares his students for graduate school. 

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Tom Baldwin '71 shares why he gives back in his #GivingStory

Help students like Ramel Brown who is working to change the conversation around mental health

More than a dozen students recently attended JCSU senior Ramel Brown’s mental health discussion, Mel’s Mind, in the Rotunda September 20, 2019. The psychology major is working to break the stigma around mental health. 

“My motivation is inspiring and impacting people,” Brown explained.

Despite advances in health equity, disparities in mental health care persist. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, minorities are less likely to receive diagnosis and treatment for their mental illness, have less access to mental health services and often receive a poorer quality of mental health care.

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Support student research

Student presenting research.This summer 11 students presented their research in the New Science Center auditorium on the campus of Johnson C Smith University. It was all a part of an eight week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) created and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). As a collaboration among Davidson College, JCSU, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, this project places students in research settings alongside faculty members and key community players to define and creatively address social problems in the neighborhoods that surround Beatties Ford Road in Charlotte.

“The students that complete this REU program, and indeed any research initiative during the undergraduate years have a clear advantage when applying to graduate or professional school, as they bring a maturity and level of critical thinking that is coveted in advanced educational training,” said Dr. Phillip Otienoburu, a faculty mentor for the REU program.

These particular students, who come from a number of universities across the nation, were selected from a competitive pool of 216 applicants. 

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Support the deserving students of Johnson C. Smith University TODAY with a gift to The President’s Gap Scholarship Fund. Play your part to provide critical emergency assistance to retain our bright students and fulfill their dreams of a college education.

Stand up and be counted. 

Spread the word. Make it urgent. Share that you are giving. Challenge others to join you.

Support The President’s Gap Scholarship Fund TODAY!


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