This is a Christian Institution, unsectarian in its management and influence, controlled by an independent Board of Trustees, and receiving no aid from city, state, or national governments. While chartered lor "the Christian education of youth," and pledged to receive all students of either sex without regard to race or color, its work is at present almost wholly confined to the sons and daughters of the Freedmen; The present object of the work is the training of an intelligent and efficient body of teachers and leaders for the emancipated population of the South. This training aims to develop power in head, heart, and hand. About 20 students are in the College Course, 50 in the College Preparatory, 80 in the Normal,360 in the Grammar, and 90 in the Primary, the latter serving as a model or practice school for the Normal students. Industrial training is given to the hoys in carpentry, black-smithing, mechanical drawing, printing, and farming; and to the girls in cooking, sewing, dressmaking, printing, nursing the sick, and general household science. All students pay from one to two dollars a month tuition — the majority, a dollar and a half. These charges fall far short of meeting the actual cost of the instruction. Hoarding students pay ten dollars a month for their board, receiving for this sum their room, which is furnished, heated, and lighted, together with their food and washing. Hoarding students also give an hour of productive labor every day to the Institution, and thus, with cash and labor, meet almost the entire cost of their board. Tuition scholarships of $40 annually are needed for all stu-dents except the primary, to meet the actual cost of instruc- tion in excess of the nominal tuition fees paid by the students. These scholarships do not aid the student to pay his charges to the Institution, but they enable the Institution to make the charges low enough for the majority of the students to pay. Tuition scholarships do for the students of Atlanta University what endowment funds do for the students in other institutions:— they bring an education within the reach of the people. An endowment fund of $500,000 would provide for the present work so as to render tuition scholarships unnecessary ; and such an endowment is earnestly solicited. At present the University has only about $27,000 of invested funds, mostly lor special objects. An income of at least $20,000 annually is needed from tuition scholarships or general subscriptions to maintain the present unendowed work. Without such income, providing $40 for each of 500 students, the present work could not go on. Besides the tuition scholarships of $40 each, which are specially solicited, general donations of any amount from one dollar to live hundred dollars and upwards are also earnestly asked for, to help make up the needed income of $20,000. Legacies of any amounts for endowment or current ex-penscs are greatly desired. Gifts may be sent at any time in the form of checks, money orders, or registered letters, to the undersigned, and will receive prompt acknowledgment. Horace Bumstead, President, Atlanta University, Atlanta Ga. X. B. Particular attention is invited to the more detailed information on the following pages.
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