ASU Civil Rights Activists Scholarship Campaign
Dollars for Scholars – Is a scholarship fundraising campaign online designed to raise money for a four year need and merit based scholarship that will instill the values of Albany State University’s Student Activists from 1961 in the hearts and minds of future generations of the university's students. How the campaign works is we would like for everyone to donate a dollar and then tell someone else about the scholarship and they donate one dollar. We understand that many people have been hard hit by our nation’s current economic crisis and this campaign is a way for anyone to donate. Our ending goal for the scholarship is $100,000.00. These funds will then be used in an endowment to keep the scholarship available for decades to come.
The values of the university’s activists from fifty years ago were grounded in a sense of community. Their sense of community charged their efforts to step in harms way and push for the civil rights of fellow Albanian and Americans across this nation. Their values have been used internationally by many countries as an inspiration to fight for human rights. With these values in mind, Albany State University wants to plant this community minded seed in each of the hearts of future generations of students at the institution so that the 1961 Civil Rights Activist's work will be raised to the global level. We want Albany State's students to lead the fight on the world stage when human need arises either from some devastation or in diplomatic relations. This is the next level for the struggle in the twenty-first century.
Those future Albany State University students that receive the scholarship will have to complete 10 hours a week in community, national or international service, maintain a 3.5 grade point, complete a report at the end of each semester, and be involved in at least one campus organization. After four years, we want our students to become some of America’s top leaders in this country.
All proceeds from your donation go to the Albany State University Foundation, which is a 501 (3) c organization, so donations are tax deductible. If you should choose to donate more than a dollar to our cause this will help the Albany State University Civil Rights Celebration Committee meet its financial goal even faster. Make your checks or money orders payable to Civil Rights Scholarship/Albany State University Foundation. The address to send your financial gift is at the bottom of the page. It is now also possible to donate online with a credit card.
It is our hope, that just like the small grassroots groups came together to destroy segregation, America will come together to raise money for this scholarship so there will be a legacy to develop future leaders to continue in the struggle!
Donate to the Celebration
This year, Albany State University will celebrate its Civil Rights Activists from 1961 that risked their lives fifty years ago. It is our hope to make this yearlong celebration the most memorable occasion in the institution’s one hundred and eight year history. If you want to be part of our commemoration make a donation today! All donations will go to Albany State University’s Foundation so all monies are tax deductible. With a donation as low as $20, you could tell friends and family how you gave a gift to help commemorate and recognize civil rights giants. Also, if you were a fellow classmate or alumni, who care deeply about the civil rights struggle, and would like to see these heroes get the recognition they deserve, get aboard!
We accept Discover, American Express, Master Card, checks, and money orders. Just make your check or money order payable to the Civil Rights Celebration/Albany State University Foundation. For your convenience you may also use a credit card to instantly donate by clicking the link below. There will be a 2% convenience charge for every donation. Please remember that all of it is tax deductible.
Send your donation to:
c/o Dr.Racquel Henry
Albany State University
504 College Drive
Albany, Georgia 31705