Allstate’s Quotes for Education program has partnership with the Tom Joyner Foundation to provide scholarships to students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Since 2009 Allstate has donated over $1 million dollars and this year’s program has raised over $100,000 thus far and is more than halfway toward their goal for the 2015 program.
Sharnada Martin, a junior Accounting major at Delaware State University is the program’s student ambassador and winner of a scholarship that allowed her to pay off her tuition as well as secure her books for the year.
So what are her plans after graduation?
“I want to become a certified public accountant but I also want to be a Cosmologist so that I can have that to find back on.”
When asked why she thinks Allstate is so passionate about HBCUs, Sharnada says, “two areas that Allstate is committed to are education and diversity. With HBCUs being such an important part of the African-American legacy, Allstate has made it a priority to create programs that support this community.”
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Celebs Representing HBCUs
1. Terrence JSource:Instagram 1 of 25
2. Ruben StuddardSource:Instagram 2 of 25
3. Filmmaker Will Packer attended Florida A&M UniversitySource:Instagram 3 of 25
4. Erykah Badu4 of 25
5. Alice Walker5 of 25
6. Common6 of 25
7. Sean "Diddy" Combs7 of 25
8. Jacque Reid8 of 25
9. Martin Luther King, Jr.9 of 25
10. Nikki Giovanni10 of 25
11. Oprah Winfrey11 of 25
12. Spike Lee12 of 25
13. Taraji P. Henson13 of 25
14. Wanda Sykes14 of 25
15. Wendy Raquel Robinson15 of 25
16. Yolanda Adams16 of 25
17. Tom Joyner17 of 25
18. Keshia Knight-Pulliam18 of 25
19. Lance Gross19 of 25
20. Shaun Robinson20 of 25
21. Thurgood Marshall21 of 25
22. Samuel L. Jackson22 of 25
23. LaTanya Richardson23 of 25
24. Jerry Rice24 of 25
25. Keenan Ivory Wayans25 of 25
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