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. 26, 2016||
The Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts at Clark Atlanta University presents Miss Julie
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Cleo House Jr. Chair and Associate Professor of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts 404-880-6142 or firstname.lastname@example.org ATLANTA (Sept. 21, 2016) The Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts...
|Sep. 16, 2016||
For Immediate Release Contact: Mario Boone 404-880-8558 404-987-0949 (cell) email@example.com ATLANTA (SEPT. 12, 2016) The Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Department of Art has been awarded a $1,500 donation by Sheen Magazine...
|Sep. 07, 2016||
Clark Atlanta University Student and Chicago Native Returns Home Amid Violent Streak To Give Hope To Youngsters
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mario Boone 404-880-8558 firstname.lastname@example.org ATLANTA (SEPT. 7, 2016) As Clark Atlanta University (CAU) heads to Chicago Saturday, Sept. 10, to play in the 19th Annual Chicago Football Classic, a...
|Sep. 06, 2016||
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mario Boone 404-880-8558 email@example.com ATLANTA (SEPT. 6, 2016) Clark Atlanta University (CAU) students from various campus organizations recently completed a three-day relief drive to help people...