A ’stone’s throw’ away from home

A ’stone’s throw’ away from home
July 23
12:00 2020

Livingstone offers incentives to local students to avoid college deferral

SALISBURY – Livingstone College is offering a special incentive for students who live within a 50-mile radius of its campus.

Qualified freshmen attending Livingstone College already receive a $3,000 incentive grant, but for the 2020 fall semester, the college is adding an additional $1,000 to the award for a total savings of $4,000.

Additionally, the college is waiving the requirement that freshmen must live on campus in order to qualify for the grant.

“This pandemic has caused economic hardships on families and students are considering not pursuing their educational plans due to financial and health reasons,” said Livingstone President Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr. “As a local option for higher learning, we’re announcing incentives that could make the choice easier for students to not defer their undergraduate studies and consider staying close to home.”

“We realize that local students prefer to attend college out of town – and we get that,” said Kimberly Harrington, director of public relations for Livingstone College. “But these are uncertain times where normal might not be ideal or even possible. Rather than delay college, Livingstone is making it more affordable and convenient to attend college a stone’s (pun intended) throw away from home.”

By waiving the freshmen housing requirement, students can opt to stay at home or live on campus. The choice is theirs.

Registration is currently underway at Livingstone now through September, as classes are expected to begin Sept. 10. There are also early-bird incentives for registration as well. Visit to register and for more information.

“This incentive package is another way Livingstone exemplifies that we are always resilient, relevant and ready,” said Dr. Anthony Davis, vice president of Institutional Advancement and chief operating officer. “It is a demonstration of our commitment to accommodate the student population we serve.”

Founded by a group of AME Zion ministers to educate newly-freed slaves, Livingstone provides excellent business, liberal arts, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), teacher education and workforce development programs for students to promote lifelong learning and to develop student potential for leadership and service.

For 141 years, the doors of Livingstone College have been open to men and women regardless of race, national or ethnic origin. However, the mission of Livingstone College has remained consistent – providing educational opportunity for young men and women regardless of their socio-economic status.

For admissions questions, email or call (704) 216-6001.

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