Shaw Wins $10,000 Home Depot Grant
May 7, 2014 – Home Depot announced that
Shaw University will receive a $10,000 grant as part of the “Retool Your
School” contest. Shaw was one of 17 HBCUs to receive a grant during the
competition. The University was selected based on more than 30,000 online votes
and 500 social media posts.
The University will use the grant money to enhance the
campus’ appearance. Indigenous plants will be planted on the hill going down
from Estey Hall onto the sidewalk of Blount Street. Stone accents will be added to spell out the
University’s name, making a lasting impact on the community at large. On the other side of the street, a Koi pond
will be added and the area will be finished with benches and tables. In addition,
liriope will be planted on Blount Street to prevent erosion and a butterfly
garden will be planted at the corner of Blount and Martin Luther King Boulevard
for its aesthetic value to the University and the community.