James Hooker Endowment for Future Scholars
To provide college opportunities and access to higher education to formerly incarcerated women.
About the James Hooker Endowment for Future Scholars
The James Hooker Endowment for Future Scholars Program (previously the Televerde Endowment for New Scholars, or TENS) is a scholarship program created in 2009 by Televerde visionary and former CEO James Hooker and Televerde. The purpose is to encourage and assist women who worked for Televerde while incarcerated to advance their lives through higher education. James believed education was the greatest equalizer and that “the human spirit under the right conditions and given the right opportunity could rise up and achieve extraordinary things.”