Originally created 05/03/04

Radio show host raises money for scholarships



SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner hosted a benefit to raise money for 180 full academic scholarships at Savannah State University.

Joyner challenged the audience to be more inventive in efforts to teach students at historically black colleges such as Savannah State. He said many historically black colleges are experiencing financial difficulties

"All is not well. We need to stop pretending like it is," he said Saturday.

This is Joyner's second partnership with the school.

Savannah State received $440,000 for scholarships when the Tom Joyner Foundation named the school its historically black college and university of the month in November 2001.