When then high school senior Darius Bonner was planning his future, he toured the entire Atlanta University Center and also visited a couple of other universities to consider his options. But there was something about the faculty and staff at Clark Atlanta University that made the native of nearby McClean County, Georgia, feel as if he’d found his second home.
That feeling was reinforced at a men’s only conference held during freshman orientation week, where the leaders talked about the importance of earning a college degree, the struggles young African-American men face on the road to success, and how their CAU experience would make them better men.
“I knew I had to stay,” says Darius.
When he was about to return to campus for his sophomore year, however, Darius sought information about different scholarships he might qualify for to supplement the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant and a loan he’d taken out.
Time was running out, but Darius continued to diligently reach out to scholarship programs. Then, the Friday before school was to start, his prayers were answered in an email from the UNCF offering a $10,000 scholarship, which was followed by another $2,000 offer.
“The relief I felt was so strong and I was so excited when the scholarship notification came, I actually shouted,” Darius recalls. “I celebrated that whole day by walking around campus, praising God and the UNCF.”
|Sep. 04, 2018||
Atlanta – Atlanta Coca-Cola Bottling Company recently hosted seven students representing four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) for a week-long internship program at four major facilities in the Atlanta Metro area;...
|Aug. 17, 2018||
Kevin Hart’s Help From The Hart Charity Launches a New $600,000 Scholarship Program with UNCF and KIPP
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|Jul. 23, 2018||
Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is proud to announce its newest vendor partnership with Follett Higher Education Group. After reviewing other national chain proposals, the university selected Follett as its retail partner based on the...
|Jul. 02, 2018||
ATLANTA (JUNE 28, 2018) – Clark Atlanta University (CAU) President Ronald A. Johnson announced the University’s partnership with The Department of the Navy's (DoN) Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions...