AT&T Foundation donates $10K to Roane State Foundation

As part of AT&T’s continuing commitment to supporting quality education across Tennessee, the AT&T Foundation has donated $10,000 to Roane State Foundation. The grant will provide last-dollar scholarships for minority and underserved students.

While Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect provide tuition-free access to the state’s community colleges, gaps remain that can create a barrier to entry for some students. The AT&T Last Dollar scholarships will aid students with cost of attendance items such as books, childcare, transportation, and additional costs associated with attending college that aren’t covered by other financial aid programs once tuition is paid.

“Roane State is a life changing institution preparing students young and old to enter the workforce,” said Senator Ken Yager. “Thanks to their commitment to quality education, Tennessee has a first-class workforce ready to meet the needs of the rapidly evolving 21st century economy.”

This donation is part of the AT&T Foundation’s $130,000 gift to the Foundation for the College System of Tennessee. Funding has been divided equally among Tennessee’s 13 community colleges to support students across the state.

“AT&T is focused on developing a 21st century workforce that can promote continued prosperity and a stronger economy across Tennessee,” said AT&T Tennessee President Joelle Phillips. “We are excited to continue our support of Roane State Community College to help more students gain the education necessary to compete for quality job opportunities and to empower more students to reach their highest potential.”