By Marvin Monroe
AT&T has recently given a $900 scholarship to Reinhardt University A DAY for Reinhardt campaign. The regional director of external affairs for AT&T in Georgia, Don Barbour, presented the check to Reinhardt president, Dr. J. Thomas Isherwood, and the director of fund raising campaigns and church relations, Dale Morrissey.
Barbour said that “AT&T is pleased to support the Reinhardt University A Day campaign, which provides scholarships for Cherokee County high school students attending Reinhardt” He continued by stating that“Education has been a priority at AT&T for more than a century and when we invest in education, we are making our communities stronger and more economically viable. Investing in a well-educated workforce may be the most important thing we can do to support a strong local and global economy.”
This scholarship is added on to the A Day Reinhardt scholarship campaign. This campaign was created in 1988 and is an annual effort to provide support for Cherokee County students attending Reinhardt University. A Day helps the funding of the Cherokee County Grant Program. This allows eligible students to get up to 8,000 dollars during four years at Reinhardt University. Since A DAY’s beginning, more than $3 million in Cherokee County grants have been awarded to various local students.