AT&T contributes USD65,000 to Tennessee colleges

AT&T has donated USD65,000 to the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) to support non-traditional, underserved students preparing for high-skill jobs requiring technology-based skills in Tennessee community colleges, the company said.

The donation will fund scholarships to help community college students statewide begin a path toward completing their college degrees.

Each of the state´s 13 community colleges will receive USD5,000 to award scholarships to encourage students to participate in programs designed to help students succeed in the classroom and be better prepared to enter the workforce.

AT&T is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T invests in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) provides entertainment, mobile, high speed internet and voice services. It is a large provider of pay TV in the US and 11 Latin American countries.