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Support African American Student Scholarships!

$4,175
104%
Raised toward our $4,000 Goal
38 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 31, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Scholarships for African-American Students

The members of Fresno State African-American Alumni need your help! We are working hard to raise the funds to provide scholarships to our students. So many of our students are working hard but are in need of financial help. We currently are in the fortunate position that all donations to our scholarship fund will be matched dollar for dollar! These scholarships will help incoming Freshman and current students with tuition, books and living expenses. No matter what level you find yourself giving, we are grateful and looking forward to helping our students together! Go Dogs!

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$10

Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson became the first African American man to hold the World Heavyweight Champion boxing title in 1908.

$25

John Mercer Langston

The first Black man to become a lawyer when he passed the bar in Ohio in 1854. He was also the great-uncle of Langston Hughes.

$50

George Washington Carver

He developed 300 derivative products from peanuts, among them cheese, milk, coffee, flour, ink, dyes, plastics, wood stains, soap, linoleum, medicinal oils and cosmetics. *Giving at this level will earn you a shout out on our Social Media pages!

$100

Shirley Chisholm

First African-American woman elected to the House of Representatives in 1968. Then in 1972 she became the first major party African American candidate and the first female candidate or President of the United States. *Giving at the level earns you a shout out on our Social Media pages!

$200

Jackie Robinson

He became the first African American to play Major League Baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers. He led the league in stolen bases that season and was named Rookie of the Year. *Giving at the level earns you a shout out on our Social Media pages!

$500

Tommie Smith/John Carlos

During the 1968 Olympic games in Mexico City Mr. Smith and Mr. Carlos wore black gloves and gave a salute during the anthem, a salute many refer to as the black power first. *Giving at the level earns you a shout out on our Social Media pages!

$1,000

Oprah Winfrey

A well known philanthropist, she became the first Black woman to anchor a nightly news program in Nashville at the 19. She became the first Black female Billionaire. *Giving at the level earns you a shout out on our Social Media pages.