NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennessee State University will be partnering with the Nashville Predators to raise $1 million during the month of February for student scholarships.
The university's "$1 Million in One Month" campaign will benefit both merit-based and need-based scholarships to about 500 students. TSU said nearly 90 percent of its students receive some form of financial aid.
TSU President Glenda Glover made the announcement alongside Predators' leadership on Thursday.
"Tennessee State University is proud to launch this campaign to give students access to the funds they need to stay in school, graduate, and achieve their dreams," said Glover. "Many students are not able to complete their degrees because of financial hardship, so these funds are very important. We’re excited to have the support of the Predators, and we look forward to contributions from our alumni, friends, and the community to support these TSU students, our leaders of tomorrow."
The campaign will start on February 1, kicking off Black History Month.
NHL's "Hockey Is For Everyone" project is also held in February. Predators CEO and President Sean Henry said the organization has long-term plans to partner with the university.
"With the help of the most passionate fan base in all of sports and the Nashville Predators organization, we are proud to partner with Tennessee State University on this life-changing education initiative," Henry said. "When you combine two great things – the education of the next generation with our passionate fan base, we know that strong goals seem to be more achievable, and that’s what we are hoping to do with this campaign."
The month of February will be filled with activities for the campaign, including a TSU Night with the Predators. For information on how to donate, click here.