"I'm so proud of all the students, alumni and other supporters who turned out to support Lincoln," said Tom Joyner, chairman of his Foundation and host of the nation's top ranked nationally syndicated morning radio show. "I'm also grateful for Allstate for sharing my passion for HBCUs. The Quotes for Education program goes a long way to make a difference in these students' lives. They're getting a chance to complete their education - and pursue their dreams."
A 2009 study by the non-profit research group Public Agenda found that most young adults who started but did not complete higher education cited the need to work more as a major reason that forced them to drop out of school.
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About The Tom Joyner FoundationThe 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 black colleges, has assisted more than 14,000 students and worked with more than 100 HBCUs. Throughout the week, the Foundation announces scholarship winners on the nationally syndicated radio show hosted by its founder, Tom Joyner. Each week, separate financial awards are focused on students who are single parents and distinguished male students at each 'School of the Month'.SOURCE The Allstate Corporation