Saint Augustine's College

Saint Augustine's College is an undergraduate, coeducational, liberal arts institution in Raleigh, North Carolina founded in 1867 to educate freed slaves. The College's mission has grown with the diversification of its student body from an African-American student base to one that is multi-national and multi-racial. The mission of Saint Augustine's College is to sustain a learning community in which students can prepare academically, socially, and spiritually for leadership in a complex, and rapidly changing world.

In US News & World Report's 2011 Best Colleges edition, St. Augustine, which is comprised of 5 academic divisions, is ranked as a Tier Two Regional College, South. The Division of Liberal Arts and Education is where funds for the YES Opportunities endowment are directed for this institution. This Division reflects the historic and continuing commitment of Saint Augustine's College to prepare professionals who can excel and lead as enlightened citizens and educators who will impact and transform the diverse global community.

Central to this Division's mission is the development of a global aesthetic sense, informed by strong communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills that inextricably connect success and ethical choices. Thus, faculty employ various pedagogies in which educational, cultural, socioeconomic, political, and religious concepts are profoundly examined, including experiential learning, learning communities, problem-based learning, instructional technology and mentoring. Students graduating from the liberal arts and education programs are prepared to become life-long learners who exhibit compassion, creativity, problem solving, and civic engagement.

Although it was achieved in the field of Sociology, the President of YES Opportunities, Ms. Dorothy Rice-Cobbs, is a proud alumni of St. Augustine where she earned her Bachelor's degree. Along with her graduation from there, St. Augustine has produced a variety of graduates who were notable successes in society due to their background in Education: Ralph Campbell Jr., Anna Julia Cooper, and Hannah Diggs Atkins. Through our support of students seeking a degree in Education at St. Augustine, we hope to help add more notable names to the history of the school and society at large. Contact Mr. Morgan Middleton, Financial Aid Office, at or at 919-516-4307 for additional information on the full conditions concerning this scholarship endowment.