AT&T Foundation Provides Scholarship Support for UofM Loewenberg College of Nursing Students

August 11, 2020 - Thanks to a generous gift from the AT&T Foundation, students at the University of Memphis Loewenberg College of Nursing can now receive funding for their college degrees.

AT&T Nursing Scholarships are available to all students in need of financial assistance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund will provide immediate relief for living expenses, including rent, utilities, food, tuition and books, according to Kimberly Grantham, UofM senior director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.“We are proud to include the AT&T Foundation as partners and grateful for their support of our nursing students,” said Grantham. “Many of our nursing students must work part-time jobs to help defray the cost of attending college. We want students to focus more on their studies so they can complete their academic program on time and move quickly into practice.”

“On behalf of our students and the college, we greatly appreciate the AT&T Foundation’s generosity and support amid the COVID pandemic,” said Dr. Lin Zhan, dean of the Loewenberg College of Nursing, said. “After several Zoom meetings with our undergraduate and graduate students, I have been quite touched by their adaptability and resilience. Some of our graduate students are working at the front line caring for COVID patients while taking care of their own families as well as studying.”

“It’s truly a pleasure to work with a team dedicated to doing a good job,” said Chuck Thomas, AT&T’s regional director of External & Legislative Affairs. “The AT&T Foundation is investing in students today – at home, in the classroom, at work – to prepare them for success tomorrow. We see tremendous value in the nursing program at the University of Memphis and are pleased to contribute to it.”

The support of community partners like the AT&T Foundation allows Loewenberg College of Nursing to fulfill its mission of preparing the next generation of nursing professionals. Collaborations like these advance not only our role as a leading educational institution but also the health and well-being of our global community.  

Loewenberg College of Nursing is home to more than 1,100 students across two campuses (Park Avenue and Lambuth) and online. Students attending the Park Avenue campus are housed in the $60 million Community Health Building. The nearly 200,000-square-foot building serves as a hub for faculty, students, staff and community partners. As a shared space for intellectual exchange, scientific pursuit, and social entrepreneurship, it represents the University of Memphis’s commitment to academic excellence and serving the interests of the local and global communities.