HBCU Tours

As part of a national campaign to raise awareness about hunger and access to education, Denny’s has partnered with the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) and several national organizations to sponsor the 2019 educational tour to seven Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to kick off the seventh year of the Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship Program.

The following topics will be addressed at the 6 tour locations

  • Information about the Hungry for Education Scholarship Program
  • Panel discussions and workshops on HBCU-related topics:
    • The Value of the HBCU Experience
    • Navigating Admissions and Financial Aid
    • Career Options and Choosing a Major
    • Nutrition and Wellness
    • Hunger and Food Insecurity On-Campus
    • Panels featuring a Distinguished Alumni, Current Students, and Local Advocates


The answer is emphatically yes! Yes, to the great minds that come from these institutions and then go on to lead in their fields of study. Yes, to the nurturing environment that comes from the caring faculty, staff, and administration. Yes, to the bonds that make friendships, business partners, and peers that last a lifetime. The existence of HBCU is as important now as ever.


The sciences, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics offer avenues to excellence. Students who attend HBCU grow academically and culturally and pass down these traditions from generation to generation. We need more doctors, more researchers, and more engineers. HBCU have proven their ability to deliver.



Registration Links

Date Closing Date
Florida A&M University September 14, 2019 September 7, 2019
Clark Atlanta University September 21, 2019 September 18, 2019
Howard University September 26, 2019 September 25, 2019
South Carolina State University/Claflin University October 12, 2019 October 10, 2019
Wilberforce University November 2, 2019 October 30, 2019
Texas Southern University November 6, 2019 November 3, 2019


  • Parents are encouraged to attend with their child(ren). They must register as well.
  • Many tour stops will include a ticket to the hosting schools' football game. The ticket is free to the registered person. Only (1) one per registration on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Transportation will not be provided by the NCNW or its partners. It is suggested that grouping participants would be best to minimize traffic, parking, etc.


The following are the dates for volunteer registration. If you have not registered by the deadline, we cannot guarantee your position on the team.  If you have registered by the deadline, you will be notified by a member of the steering committee prior to the scheduled event. The closing dates are as follows:

Florida A&M University - Closed
Clark Atlanta University - Closed
Howard University - Closed
SCSU/Claflin University - Closed
Wilberforce University -Will close on October 31, 2019
Texas Southern University - Will close on October 28, 2019


When you attend any National Council of Negro Women, Inc’s (NCNW) event or program, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By attending the event, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, webcasts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, or any other purpose by NCNW and its affiliates and representatives. You release NCNW, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or sound recordings.

By attending the event, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by NCNW or the person or entity designated to do so by NCNW. You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.