MIAMI & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)—the world's pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol—today announced the first recipients of its Southern Glazer’s Against Social Injustice and Racial Inequality Endowed Scholarship Fund at Florida A&M University. The Fund was established in 2020 as part of Southern Glazer’s commitment to supporting racial equality and will grant four scholarships a year for five years to deserving candidates that have an unmet financial need.
The Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits Social Justice Scholars receive $2,500 each for the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Academic Year. The Scholars are:
- Jeremiah Baptiste-Sample - Estimated Graduation Spring 2022 - Business Administration
- Clayton Simmons - Estimated Graduation Fall 2021 - Business Administration
- Freddie Brinson - Estimated Graduation Spring 2022 - Business Administration
- Pierre Alsint - Estimated Graduation Spring 2022 - Business Administration
“This Fund is an extension of an already strong partnership with the University that we greatly value,” stated Terry Arnold, Chief Human Resources Officer for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. “The University’s commitment to foster a campus environment that values diversity in thought, perspective and culture aligns with our own commitment to build a wholly inclusive and diverse culture within our Company. We truly believe that education creates opportunities and look forward to seeing these funds make a positive impact on students attending the University.”
“We are very appreciative of Southern Glazer's bold steps to not only talk the talk, but walk the walk to financially support our students through the Southern Glazer's Against Social Injustice and Racial Inequality Endowed Scholarship Fund,” stated Shawnta Friday-Stroud, Dean of the School of Business and Industry and Vice President, University Advancement & Executive Director, FAMU Foundation. “Our Southern Glazer's Social Justice Scholars are so appreciative of the Southern Glazer's men and women for whom they already had great respect and admiration. We cannot thank Southern Glazer's enough for their continued support of FAMU and our current and future students.”
“This initiative strengthens our commitment to attracting, retaining and graduating talented students who face financial challenges,” said President Larry Robinson, Ph.D. “It also represents a partnership with a key corporate supporter. The benefits of this scholarship program will be seen for generations to come.”
About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the world’s pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol, and proud to be a multi-generational, family-owned company. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and Canada. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit www.southernglazers.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SouthernGlazers.