Let’s Retool Our School

The MSU Spokesman

Conclude Tax Day, April 15, by voting for Morgan State University every day in the 2014 Historically Black College and Universities Home Depot ‘Retool Your School’ Campus Improvement Grant Contest to rebuild our crumbling, rubber surface track.

“We have won in the past,” said Demetri, who is a current senior at Morgan State University.

Home Depot issued their fifth annual HBCU Home Depot ‘Retool Your School’ Campus Improvement Grant Program, to present grants to the top HBCUs with the most votes and social media activity, assessed by Home Depot. This program has helped HBCUs across the country to rebuild their school and help make a better experience for students.

The home improvement grant program gives HBCUs the opportunity to win three levels, divided into three tiers, of a total of $250,000 to campus and facility improvements. The home depot improvement retailer will award a $50,000 grant to the tier 1 winner, $10,000 to the 13 tier 2 winners, and Campus Pride Grant of $25,000 awarded to the top three schools with the most votes and social media activity.

Morgan is currently ranked at number ten out of 63 HBCUs with 6,064 votes, according to the Home Depot Website. Following behind, Howard University in eighth with 8,049 votes, second North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University with 25,277 votes, and first Alabama A&M University with 26,698 votes.

Although Morgan State has a gap to fill in order to be the leading HBCU, the university still has a chance to pull through; winning twice in the past.

To win one of these opportunities, Morgan State supporters need to vote daily!

Supporter,s please visit www.retoolyourschool.com/vote-now/ or Morgan State’s homepage www.morgan.edu and click on the ‘Retool Your School’ banner, on the front page, to be directed to the Home Depot Website.

Supporters are asked to use #MorganstateTHDRYS in posts and tweets on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to rack up more points for Morgan State.

Search and vote for Morgan State University every day to win a new track to replace the crumbling, rubber surface running track.

Voting ends April 14, 2014.