Allstate, Tom Joyner Foundation Unite To Fight A Trend: Runaway College Costs Forcing Students To Drop Out

Chicago, IL (PressExposure) August 17, 2011 -- As education costs continue to rise and Congress considers deeper cuts to federal aid and loans,many college students face perhaps the toughest choice of their young lives: fight on or drop out.

To increase the financial options available for students, Allstate has teamed up with The Tom Joyner Foundation to assist deserving students with scholarships through the third annual "Quotes for Education"(QFE) program. QFE continues Allstate's history of investing in initiatives that strengthen Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This year, the goal is to provide $200,000 for support of the HBCUs and the QFE program.

Allstate will donate $10 to The Tom Joyner Foundation for every insurance quote (auto, renters, homeowners and more), up to $200,000,received through December 31, 2011.

Supporting Quotes for Education is as simple as Click, Call or Quote:

Click - Go to to find a participating Allstate agent near you or get a quote online.

Call - Allstate at 866-998-2188 to speak to an Allstate representative any time, day or night.

Quote - Receive any insurance quote from Allstate through December, 31, 2011.

"Today's struggling economy and distressed job market make it more important than ever to secure a college education," said Tom Joyner, Founder of T​he Tom Joyner Foundation. "Our mission is to help young people get a college education and ultimately compete in this highly-demanding global workforce."

"In addition to supporting a trusted community partner like The Tom Joyner Foundation, we're also pleased that this program engages families and communities as part of the solution," said Kimberly Turner, marketing manager for Allstate. "By completing a quick, no-obligation auto, home, renters or life insurance quote, people can join with us in the effort to help keep the dream of a college education alive for hard-working students."

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This release was originally posted to the Allstate Newsroom on August 17th, 2011.

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Press Release Submitted On: August 26, 2011 at 6:56 pm
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