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The Tom Joyner Foundation and Tyson Foods have partnered to launch the TScholar Program for sophomores and juniors majoring in business and agriculture at selected Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

As part of the partnership, Tyson Foods will donate $30,000 to the Tom Joyner Foundation for 12 TScholars at these four HBCUs: Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, Fla., North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, N.C., Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tenn., and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, Ark. Students also will be eligible to receive a mentored internship at a Tyson Foods facility for the summer of 2015. Winners will be announced the week of July 15, 2014.

“This new scholarship is a sign that Tyson Foods shares my love and passion for HBCUs,” said Tom Joyner, founder and chairman of the Tom Joyner Foundation and host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show. “These scholarships will go a long way to helping these students fulfill their dreams.”

Rashad Delph, Director of Corporate Recruiting for Tyson Foods, said, “I am proud to be a part of a company that continues to invest in HBCUs and understands the importance of investing young African Americans. Our hope is to plant that seed and help young Americans succeed in business and agriculture.”

Students must have a grade point average of 2.75/4.0 or better and must complete the application available from the Tom Joyner Foundation (http://tomjoynerfoundation.org/tom-joyner-foundation-tyson-foods-scholarship/). Access to the application system is controlled by designated Faculty Representatives in the respective HBCUs’ Schools of Business and Agriculture. To gain access to the online application, students must speak with the Faculty Representative at their school. Applications submitted in any other format will be discarded. To be eligible, students must complete all required fields.

For more information, contact Neil Foote, media relations, Tom Joyner Foundation, neil.foote@tomjoynerfoundation.org, 214.448.376.

About the Tom Joyner Foundation:
The Tom Joyner Foundation (http://tomjoynerfoundation.org) was founded in 1998 as the brainchild of nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner. The mission of the Foundation is to support historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with scholarships, endowments and capacity-building enhancements. The Foundation has provided necessary support to every HBCU in its 16-year history to help sustain and preserve the legacies of these valuable institutions. Through fundraising and donor development initiatives, $65 million has been raised to support more than 29,000 students attending HBCUs. Additionally, the Foundation has recommended internships, offered matching grant support, and career development to deserving students. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Tyson Foods, Inc.
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE TSN), with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world's largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef and pork, the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500. The company was founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson, whose family has continued to be involved with son Don Tyson leading the company for many years and grandson John H. Tyson serving as the current Chairman of the Board of Directors. Tyson Foods produces a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products and is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves. The company provides products and services to customers throughout the United States and approximately 130 countries. It has approximately 115,000 Team Members employed at more than 400 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world. Through its Core Values, Code of Conduct and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity and trust and is committed to creating value for its shareholders, customers and Team Members. The company also strives to be faith-friendly, provide a safe work environment and serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it.
Posted By: Neil Foote
Thursday, May 15th 2014 at 10:50AM
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