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Student Wins Scholarship From Tom Joyner, Denny's

(NSU NEWSROOM--May 7, 2014)--NSU freshman Diamond Giles is among the winners of the Tom Joyner Foundation and Denny’s Corp. Hungry for Education Scholarship awarded to students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). She will receive $2,500 in scholarship funds.

As part of the competition, Giles, 18, from Bowling Green, Virginia, wrote an essay responding to the question: “How can you or Denny’s have an impact on hunger in your HBCU’s community?”

In her essay, Giles recommended creating a food pantry and garden that would provide fresh fruits and vegetables to deserving students, faculty and local residents.

“Anyone would be able to donate items to the food pantry,” said the mass communications major about her essay. “It would also host a weekly dinner where we could use items from the pantry and garden to create a healthy and delicious meal for those in need.”

Giles also said she envisions the pantry and garden would promote healthy lifestyles, teamwork and community service throughout the campus.

The Hungry for Education Scholarship Program is a partnership between the Tom Joyner Foundation and Denny’s Corporation that supports students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The scholarship was awarded to a total of 10 students from various HBCUs. Denny’s presented Tom Joyner with a $25,000 check during the 2014 Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage.

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