Over the past 12 Years, nearly about 87% of Historically Black Colleges and Universities participated in a campus 1-million-dollar campus improvement competition. Savannah State University was nominated to win up to $50,000 in cash gifted by the “Home Depot Retool your school program.” However, on April 14, 2021, Savannah State was honored to walk away with $20,000 to go towards uplifting and improving our campus.

“We want to thank you, faculty, staff, students, and alumni for helping Us.” Interim President Kimberly Ballard- Washington. The Home Depot Program is making it a priority to give back to Savannah State and other Historically Black Colleges & Universities that have given to the community.

Savannah State University has proven the purpose to uphold a strong foundation with the help of our distinctive students. Although the “Retool Your School Program,” had invested $3.1 million in this competition over the past12 years, Savannah State University was ranked in the top 10 in the competition for the very first time since 2009.

The competition was hosted by the Home Depot Retool Your School program. It was an honor to be chosen from over 30 other schools receiving this grant. The Students at Savannah State University have competed in this competition against all HBCUs that are accredited by the Department of Education system. SSU was chosen based on consumer voting from our Tiger Family.

Although Savannah State has proven to be one of the most original, idiomatic, and most effective schools ever, we were not honored the get the additional ‘Campaign of the year award,” Grant.

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