Hampton University Offers Free Tuition for University of Bahamas Students

Close ties of school officials at both schools encouraged the deal.

After Hurricane Dorian ripped through the Bahamas earlier this week, officials are getting an idea of the massive amount of clean-up and rebuilding that will need to take place on the island.

Among the many do-gooders who are helping the people who have been displaced by the storm is Hampton University in Hampton, VA. The historically black university is partnering with the University of the Bahamas to let students spend the fall semester on its campus, free of cost.

(Source: @_HamptonU )

Hampton University will cover tuition costs, room and board for any student affected by the storm who wishes to enroll there for the 2019 fall semester. If students choose to remain at the school after that, they'll pay the normal costs for tuition and enrollment.

Rodney Smith, the president of the University of the Bahamas, is also the former administrative vice president and chief planning officer at Hampton University.

"I think this agreement is something that can be helpful to a great number of students and families, and is part of something I've tried to do my entire career - helping people to achieve and meet their goals," Hampton University president Dr. William R. Harvey said in a statement.

Hopefully, this will bring some much-need to relief to families and students who may not be able to return home anytime soon.

(Source: @KingofMudug )

If you would like to help the Bahamas, you can refer to our earlier Sparkt story for information on where to donate:

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