Lowe’s Corporation has made a $500,000 contribution to the United Negro College Fund’s Emergency Student Aid program. The program provides funds to students requiring financial aid in order to stay in school and complete their degree program. This academic year, more than 200 seniors at historically Black colleges and universities have received financial aid under the program this academic year.
Quentin Perkins, a senior majoring in computer science at Florida Memorial University, says the “college is quite expensive, but it is an investment that is certainly worthwhile. My parents are not able to pay for tuition out of pocket, so receiving this scholarship will enable me to continue to make progress toward my degree and to prepare for a career as an information technologist.”
Since 2009, Lowe’s has contributed $4.2 million to the program, helping more than 1,700 students at HBCUs stay in school.