Fisk received $120,000 today from Volkswagen as part of the “Partners in Education” initiative.
Officials from Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations, L.L.C. visited Fisk to present the University with the first installment in its “Partners in Education” initiative that will award Fisk $120,000 per year for four years. In March, the company announced funding for seven educational institutions in Tennessee including Nashville’s Tennessee State and Fisk University.
The Volkswagen Scholar/Fellowship Program will enable Fisk to attract and retain exceptional students and ensure that they are engaged, well-prepared, and successful in their college experience. Each Volkswagen Scholar/Fellow will be selected from among superior applicants dedicated not only to achieving high academic standards, but also to serving in an undergraduate fellowship role – a learning experience outside the classroom in which he/she produces constructive outcomes for others through service learning, research, or an internship.
“An education at Fisk emphasizes serving others as well as self-development. This initiative represents a holistic approach to educational enrichment for Tennessee’s students. It is fundamentally grounded in our collective interest to develop engaged students with more opportunity across the educational spectrum,” said Fisk President Hazel R. O’Leary.
For more on Volkswagen’s “Partners in Education” initiative, click here.