Alcorn State University named as a finalist in the 2015 RETOOL YOUR SCHOOL Campus Improvement Grant Program

Alcorn State University is on the cusp of receiving a makeover courtesy of Home Depot.

Alcorn has been announced as a finalist in Home Depot’s 2015 RETOOL YOUR SCHOOL Campus Improvement Grant Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Designed to reinvigorate HBCUs, finalists are competing for $255,000 in grants for on-campus improvements and are now asking their communities and public to help them win. The voting opened Feb. 27 and closes April 20. During this period, supporters can visit to vote. Supporters can also capture votes for their school using #alcorn_RYS15 on their social medial channels. Each use of a school’s RETOOL YOUR SCHOOL designated hashtag counts as one social media vote.

This year, the program will award a total of $255,000 in grants to nine accredited HBCUs in $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 grant denominations. Based on student enrollment, schools will be categorized into one of three clusters; schools with 4,000 students or more, schools with between 3,999 and 1,201 students, or schools with less than 1,2000 students.

RETOOL YOUR SCHOOL will announce the grant recipients May 12, 2015.

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