Bham Promise Scholarships

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ASU's Col. Gregory L. Clark (retired U.S. Army) -- photo by David Campbell/ASU.
Birmingham Promise Scholarships Awarded to High School Seniors Selecting ASU
 
By Kenneth Mullinax/ASU      
 
In an effort to help clear some of the financial hurdles that can impede students from attending college, nearly 100 high school seniors from the Birmingham School System have been awarded Birmingham Promise Scholarships (Promise) so they might attend Alabama State University in the Fall of 2024.
 
ASU's vice president for Institutional Advancement and the executive director of the ASU Foundation, Colonel Gregory L. Clark (retired, U.S. Army) announced that 98 Birmingham seniors have received the Promise scholarships, which can be used to help pay tuition and mandatory fees at Alabama State University upon their admission and enrollment at the acclaimed HBCU.
"The administration at the University, under the leadership and direction of ASU President Quinton T. Ross, Jr., is proud that the Birmingham Promise Scholarship organization awarded a large number of Promise scholarships to Birmingham public high school seniors who expressed a desire to attend our University," said Clark, who oversees communications and fundraising for Alabama State University. "These scholarships will give the selected students the opportunity to enhance their individual educations and give them specialized intellectual insight in studying with us to obtain a bachelor's degree in whatever field of study they may wish to pursue in order to gain educational credentials and develop marketable skills, which will assist them in obtaining successful careers in life."
 
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The Promise scholarships are available to graduates of the Birmingham Public School System who are first selected by the Promise organization in Birmingham and subsequently enroll in and attend college on a full-time basis. The scholarships help pay for tuition and mandatory fees for up to four continuous years while they are students at Alabama State University and maintain the criteria, which the organization requires.
Samantha Williams, executive director of Birmingham Promise, explained that Promise scholarships allow graduates of Birmingham City Schools to attend any in-state public college or university tuition free, which allows some students to consider attending institutions farther from home, including many Birmingham students who dream of attending an institution such as Alabama State University. 
 
“I’m proud that so many of our students use their Birmingham Promise scholarship to attend Alabama State,” said Williams. “Our goal ultimately is to build pathways for our students to achieve their dreams and reach their potential, and HBCUs have always played a key role in providing those opportunities. We are proud to partner with Alabama State to provide these Birmingham graduates with a path to success.” 
 
News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.
 
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