The holiday season is just around the corner, and we invite you to kick it off with us on #GivingTuesday!

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back. On the Tuesday following Thanksgiving,  you’ll have the chance to join people around the world and support a cause close to your heart.

The Dr. Doretha Pressey Southern Scholars Initiative, Inc. is thrilled to celebrate our first ever Giving Tuesday!  Dr. Pressey loved nothing more than giving back and helping others because she firmly believed that we all “have an obligation…to make a difference.”

Partner with us this December 3rd to honor Dr. Pressey’s legacy of giving by making a difference in the lives of high-potential students of color from low-income communities in the rural South.

Our goal is to raise at least $18,000! This will enable us to fund one full year of scholarships for our next class of Southern Scholars.

According to the Pell Institute, only 24% of all low-income students and only 11% of first-generation low-income students will attain a Bachelor’s degree.  With your support we can help our Scholars beat these odds!

Can’t wait until December 3rd?  Give Now!

If you give a gift of $100 or more by Giving Tuesday, you will receive one of our signature SCHOLAR totes!

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by Southern Scholars Initiative, Inc.


The holiday season is just around the corner, and we invite you to kick it off with us on #GivingTuesday!

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back. On the Tuesday following Thanksgiving,  you’ll have the chance to join people around the world and support a cause close to your heart.

The Dr. Doretha Pressey Southern Scholars Initiative, Inc. is thrilled to celebrate our first ever Giving Tuesday!  Dr. Pressey loved nothing more than giving back and helping others because she firmly believed that we all “have an obligation…to make a difference.”

Partner with us this December 3rd to honor Dr. Pressey’s legacy of giving by making a difference in the lives of high-potential students of color from low-income communities in the rural South.

Our goal is to raise at least $18,000! This will enable us to fund one full year of scholarships for our next class of Southern Scholars.

According to the Pell Institute, only 24% of all low-income students and only 11% of first-generation low-income students will attain a Bachelor’s degree.  With your support we can help our Scholars beat these odds!

Can’t wait until December 3rd?  Give Now!

If you give a gift of $100 or more by Giving Tuesday, you will receive one of our signature SCHOLAR totes!