(BPRW) American Campus Communities Marks 25-year Partnership with Prairie View A&M University through $225,000 Grant | Press releases

(BPRW) American Campus Communities Marks 25-calendar year Partnership with Prairie View A&M University by $225,000 Grant

(Black PR Wire) — AUSTIN, Texas – Extended-term partners Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) and American Campus Communities (ACC: NYSE) celebrate their 25-calendar year partnership with the institution of two academic scholarship systems and a new endowment. 

The financial investment will assist and highlight the academic nature of ACC’s mission. Above the up coming 5 many years, ACC will assist PVAMU students with a overall contribution of $225,000 to be dispersed as follows:

  • An once-a-year $fifteen,000 American Campus Communities “Next Step” Scholarship supporting students with good economic will need

  • Two once-a-year $five,000 “Success by Design” scholarships, awarded to two students majoring in mission-connected fields, these types of as architecture and style and design An extra goal is to stimulate equity and range in profession paths that can immediately impression the college student housing sector.

  • An once-a-year $20,000 financial investment in the American Campus Communities Endowed Scholarship Fund to help the common assist requirements of full-time undergraduate students 

“The endowment, as nicely as awarding scholarships to students who will stand for the up coming generation of assorted thinkers, is these types of a significant way to acknowledge and commemorate our longstanding partnership with ACC,” stated Prairie View A&M University president, Ruth J. Simmons. “We value ACC’s unwavering motivation to PVAMU.”


All of the original scholarships have been lately awarded to PVAMU students for the 2021-22 college calendar year. The “Next Step” scholarship was awarded to a overall of fifteen students in $1,000 increments. The inaugural “Success by Design” scholarships have been granted to PVAMU upperclassmen, Shantel Hood and William A. Spriggins, V (both pictured higher than). Each are juniors in the University of Architecture.


“I’m extremely humbled and honored to acquire this scholarship the timing of the blessing was ideal. I approach on utilizing my resources in direction of my tuition stability and a self-built desktop to carry out software package AutoCAD, Revit and Photoshop to identify a number of. I would like to say thank you to ACC for the scholarship opportunity and PVAMU for building my transfer encounter good,” shared Spriggins.


In 1996, PVAMU and ACC began a shared mission to produce an academically-concentrated living and discovering surroundings. Considering the fact that then, the partnership has shipped much more than $137 million in college student communities and nine phases of modern academically-oriented housing, serving almost five,000 students with on-campus housing accommodations.


“We will without end be grateful to PVAMU as our very first university consumer for believing in us because our founding days — this is our way of stating thank you while supporting to invest in foreseeable future leaders,” stated Bill Bayless, main government officer at ACC. 


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