Attention Benedict College Family!
VOTE FOR BENEDICT COLLEGE IN THE HOME DEPOT
'RETOOL YOUR SCHOOL' CONTEST
Columbia, SC -- March 17, 2015 -- Benedict College has the opportunity to compete in the Home Depot 2015 "Retool Your School" competition which awards grants to historically black colleges and universities. Part of the process in determining the winning school is an online vote. Benedict faculty, staff, and students, along with family and friends, can be a major factor in Benedict winning $50,000 by voting between now and April 20, 2015.
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RETOOL YOUR SCHOOL is a campus improvement grant program created by Home Depot that is designed to help HBCUs make enduring improvements to their campuses and facilities. This year, the Retool Your School Grant 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 1,200 students. Winners will be announced Saturday, May 12, 2015.
Benedict College will face stiff competition from finalist schools in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, US Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia. Therefore, Benedict College alumni, friends and family should log on and vote at www.retoolyourschool.com to ensure that the TIGERS bring home the grand prize. Please remember every Tweet, Instagram and Facebook post received featuring #Benedict_RYS15 will act as social media activity. This activity counts toward Benedict College social media activity for final judging.
Benedict College campus improvement projects include building a gateway to the new state-of-the-art cafeteria with pavers, landscaping, and lighting.
Benedict students, faculty, staff, friends and supporters are encouraged to vote once a day on every webaccessible device they have, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones. Please visit retoolyourschool.com to vote for Benedict College. It takes less than a minute to complete the process. So please encourage your family and friends to vote. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.
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