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No. 17. ATLANTA, GEORGIA. MARCH, 1890. Issued monthly during term time from the University printing office. Entered at the Atlanta, 6a., post office as second class mail matter. Subscriptions at 25 cents a year may be sent to the treasurer of Atlanta University, Atlanta. Ga. Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga., Has G50 students in College, Normal, College Preparatory, Grammar, and Primary departments, with practical instruction in wood-working, iron-working' farming, printing, cooking, sewing, and nursing, under the care of 28 officers and instructors, in four large brick buildings, surrounded by 60 acres of land within the corporate limits of Atlanta, the land,\buildings, and outfit valued at a quarter of a million dollars; with 200 graduates from College and Normal courses nearly all of'whom, together with many hundreds of past undergraduates, are engaged in teaching and other useful work in Georgia and surrounding States. Having practically no endowment, the Institution requires at least $18,000 a year in donations from its friends to continue the work now in hand, and a fund of about $250,000 to put that work on a permanent basis. Remittances of checks or money orders, or inquiries for further information, may be addressed to, Pres. HORACE BUMSTEAD, D. D., Atlanta, Ga., FORTY-DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIPS. Annual scholarships in institutions like Atlanta University may be applied in two ways. One way is to supplement the meager resources of some deserving boarding student so that he may meet the charges for his board and tuition. These charges are ten dollars a month, or eighty dollars a year. Only in very rare cases is aid given to the extent of more than one half, and in many cases less than that amount is sufficient. A forty-dollar scholarship, then, will secure the attendance of one boarding student for one year, and in some cases will meet the necessities of two or even three. All boarding students thus aided do extra daily work for the benefit of the Institution in consideration of the aid received. Fifty of these forty-dollar scholarships will at present provide all the funds needed for this purpose. The other method of using a forty-dollar scholarship, is to cover the actual cost of the tuition of one student for one year. Both the boarding students and the day students pay a tuition fee, but it is only nominal—one dollar a month, or eight dollars a year. A fair estimate of the cost of this tuition over and above tuition fees received from the students is forty dollars. This estimate is based on the amounts paid in salaries to the teachers, which the University has no endowment funds to meet, together with the cost of the general maintenance of the work not provided for in other ways. Four hundred such scholarships of forty dollars each would for the present be sufficient. Fifty times forty dollars equals $2,000 —the amount needed to aid boarding students. Four hundred times forty dollars equals $16,000—the amount needed to cover the actual cost of tuition. Two thousand dollars and sixteen thousand dollars equals $18,000—the total amount needed in annual donations. Good reader—merchant, perhaps, prospered in your business—will you not, in one or the other of the ways just indicated, assume the support of one young man in Atlanta University? Will not the thought of such a service rendered to "one of the least of these" be a rich return for the forty dollars thus expended ? Good wife and mother, will you not join with your husband and send another "forty" for the years' training of one young woman—one who is destined, most likely, to be a wife and mother like yourself, and to whom Atlanta University alone can supply such training for wifehood and motherhood as your own better informed mother and richer home-life supplied to you ? And will not the children, too, come to the aid of one more boy or girl who is just as eager as they are to get a good start in life, and who needs that good start a great deal more, perhaps, in view of the greater obstacles that impede the progress of these sons and daughters of the Freed-man ? But if father, mother and children cannot each have a student to represent them, perhaps the Sunday School with which they are connected can, through their influence or help, take up the support of the three students—or two of them—or one of them—or half, or less.
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1890 no. 17|
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|Description||The bulletin of Atlanta University was a publication sent to faculty, friends and alumni of the institution; Telling of the institution's progress and present needs. This issue is March, 1890 no. 17.|
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