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Shaw Moves to 2nd Round of Home Depot Competition

Shaw University is still in the running for a grand prize of $50,000 for facility upgrades and improvements in the Home Depot Retool Your School competition. HBCUs from all across the country are participating and finalists will be selected based on online votes and social media mentions. 

Shaw interim president Dr. Paulette Dillard says the competition is a fun and easy way for students, faculty, parents, and alumni to display their school spirit while helping the university make real improvements.

“I want to encourage everyone to show off their Bear pride on social media over the next few weeks and do their part to help Shaw win this grant,” said Dillard. “There are a lot of great things we can do with $50,000, and we can make it happen if we all pitch in.” 

Here’s how you can push Shaw to the top: You can vote by simply using the hashtag #Shaw_RYS18 on Instagram and Twitter. Supporters can also cast unlimited votes online at Voting ends at midnight on April 18 and top vote getters will move on as finalists to have their proposal reviewed by the selection committee. 

Vote and keep voting! The online leaderboard currently shows Shaw in 7th place in our cluster. Only the top 3 schools in each cluster will be selected to submit grant proposals.