More than $50,000 to be awarded in Scholarships and Special Incentives to HBCUs and selected partner organizations while helping to end hunger

(DALLAS – July 24, 2013) The Tom Joyner Foundation / Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship Program is awarding  a  $2,500 scholarship to students who currently attend the following Historically Black Colleges and Universities:

  • Allen University, Columbia, S.C.
  • Benedict College, Columbia, S.C.
  • Voorhees College, Denmark, S.C.
  • Howard University, Washington, DC
  • Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Florida Memorial University, Miami, Fla.
  • Paul Quinn College, Dallas, Texas
  • Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas
  • Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas
  • Wiley College, Marshall, Texas

“We know how important it is for students at our HBCUs to stay in school,” says Tom Joyner, Chairman and Founder of the Tom Joyner Foundation,” and gain  access to scholarships that helps them to do so. We also need  to  remove barriers that prevent students from accessing the nutrition and higher educational opportunities they need in order to learn and succeed.”

According to No Kid Hungry, 22% of U.S. children under age 18 live in poverty, struggling every day with hunger that holds them back from striving to do their best in school. That’s why we have partnered with Denny’s Hungry for Education campaign, a program awarding over $50,000 in scholarships and special incentives to high school and college students for their innovative ideas on childhood hunger.

About the Tom Joyner Foundation

The Tom Joyner Foundation’s primary mission is helping to keep students enrolled in Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs.) Since 1998, the foundation, chaired by nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner, has raised more than $60 million to help keep students enrolled in HBCUS, has assisted more than 29,000 students and has worked with more than 100 HBCUs. The organization’s largest annual fundraiser is its “Fantastic Voyage”™, which is a seven-day, six-night cruise.

About Denny’s

DFO, LLC is the franchisor and Denny’s, Inc. is the operator of one of America’s largest full-service restaurant chains, based on number of restaurants. As of December 26, 2012, Denny’s had 1,688 franchised, licensed, and company-owned restaurants around the world with combined sales of $2.5 billion including 1,590 restaurants in the United States and 98 restaurants in Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Guam, Curacao, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and New Zealand. For further information on Denny’s, including news releases, please visit the Denny’s website at

Visit for more information and to apply for the scholarship, before September 15, 2013.

If there are any questions, please contact Neil Foote, Tom Joyner Foundation Media Relations, at or 214.448.3765.

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