As the needs of students and schools everywhere continue to grow, we believe we can make the biggest and most lasting impact in education through a collaborative approach. Here are some of our scholarship programs and partnerships that support our commitment to building better opportunities today for the leaders of tomorrow:
The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has donated nearly $4 million to national partners since 2009 to help college seniors continue their pursuit of a college degree. For the fifth consecutive year, Lowe’s foundation contributed to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to benefit the Campaign for Emergency Student Aid, which has helped 5,600 UNCF-supported seniors graduate on time. Lowe’s $500,000 grant assisted 266 students at all 38 UNCF-member, private historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
To support students needing financial assistance for their education at public HBCUs, Lowe’s partners with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. During the 2013-14 school year, a $125,000 grant provided ACCESS and GAP scholarships to 47 students. In addition to providing scholarships, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund offers professional and leadership development opportunities that connect tomorrow’s leaders to employers through its programs and initiatives.
In 2013, the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation awarded $250,000 in scholarships to 50 students pursuing undergraduate degrees. The Carl Buchan Scholarship program is open to full-time and part-time Lowe’s employees, their spouses or domestic partners, and their dependents. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. Lowe’s scholarship program has awarded more than $4 million in scholarships since 2007, benefiting nearly 1,500 students.