Talladega College Awarded $300K from the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation
Talladega, AL May 19, 2017: The Executive Committee of the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation recently met to finalize awarding additional scholarships to some of their selected colleges and universities. As a result of the February 3rd Salute to Hank Aaron Dinner proceeds, Talladega College will be awarded three scholarships of $104K each. Previous scholarships of $104K were received in March of 2013 and September 2014. This brings the total number of endowed scholarships from the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation to $500K. These scholarships give five students the opportunity to receive annual scholarships through graduation.
At its conception, the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation initial goal was to provide 12 scholarships. This initial goal has now resulted in having established 58 endowed scholarships at 16 colleges, technical colleges and universities.
Dr. Billy C. Hawkins, President of Talladega College has had a personal relationship with Hank and Billye Aaron for over 16 years and feels that the scholarships provided through the foundation are a true example of their commitment to higher education. Talladega College is thrilled to be one of the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation schools and work is underway to get these scholarships in place and have students selected for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.