Grammy-award-winning artist CeeLo Green has graciously donated electronic tablets to the students of Paine College

On Friday school officials announced to students during 140th Fall Convocation that all students attending the college through federal Pell Grants will receive 32-gigabyte Android tablets. 

Each tablet comes with 12 months of free internet connectivity and is formatted and distributed by Atlanta-based internet service provider Moolah Wireless. 


Earlier this month, rapper T.I. partnered with Moolah Wireless to distribute tablets to the students at Morris Brown College.

J.R. Henderson, a member of Paine’s Board of Trustees said that they reached out to CeeLo after seeing what T.I. did at Morris Brown. “We said, “OK, Atlanta has T.I. We have CeeLo,’” said Henderson. “So we picked up the phone and called CeeLo Green and said, ‘You know something? We want to do exactly what we saw another college do.’” 

Green could not attend the Fall convocation but sent in a recorded video offering encouraging words for the new students.

CeeLo Green recently became the school’s Distinguished Artist-in-Residence in 2021. 

According to the Augusta Chronicle, Paine College students who are not enrolled in the federal Pell Grant program currently and did not receive a tablet may still be eligible. Individuals also qualify if they are enrolled in other federal programs such as the National School Lunch Program or Federal Public Housing Assistance.