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Visa Announces 50 Members Of Its Inaugural Black Scholars And Jobs Program

Visa continues its commitment to Black excellence. The company has announced its inaugural class of the Visa Black Scholars and Jobs Program where 50 incoming first-year college students across the nation will receive mentorships, scholarships, and the chance to join Visa full-time after graduation. This is yet another step forward as Visa works to prioritize inclusion and diversity. “We are honored to recognize this group of extremely talented students and to support their educational aspirations through the Visa Black Scholars and Jobs Program,” said Kelly Mahon Tullier, Visa Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, and program mentor in an official statement shared with AfroTech. “At Visa, we believe that change starts with action and we are committed to advancing racial equality and closing the opportunity gap. Through this program, we are supporting a pipeline of diverse future leaders in the business and technology sectors.” Created in partnership with...

Shanique Yates

Sep 8, 2021

McDonald's USA, Thurgood Marshall College Fund Partner to Offer $500K in Scholarships to HBCU Students

McDonald’s USA is kicking off its Black & Positively Golden Scholarship Program for the second year in a row by offering $500,000 in scholarships to incoming and current HBCU students in an effort to uplift the next generation of leaders. This generous initiative — in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) — is McDonald’s way of strengthening its relationship with HBCUs and elevating Black communities by helping them pursue their dreams of earning a higher education. “We are proud to continue our longstanding partnership with McDonald’s and work with these exceptional students,” said Dr. Harry L. Williams — President and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) — in a statement. “Amid the uncertainty and confusion of the current state of the world, students remain some of the key drivers of change. They are rising to the challenges they are facing and working hard to provide much-needed support to their families and communities. With the help of partners...

Njera Perkins

Apr 1, 2021

Hershey Gifts Sweet $1.5M Donation to Thurgood Marshall College Fund For Food Science Majors

Hershey just donated a sweet gift to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF). On Monday, the confection giant announced a $1.5 million investment in the TMCF, the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. In addition, Hershey’s goal is to increase that investment to $3 million over the next 10 years, according to the news release. “We are extremely grateful to Hershey for their generous support and commitment to supporting our students, particularly during these difficult and challenging times,” said Dr. Harry L. Williams, President & CEO of TMCF. “This scholarship endowment will make it possible for students at our schools to pursue their passion for studying and earning a degree in food science. This is a welcomed investment in the future of our nation.” Following the racial unrest during the past summer, Hershey increased its efforts in Black communities, says PRNewswire. As a result, Hershey has opened its Hershey Scholarship to...

Niki McGloster

Dec 9, 2020

Big Sean Officially Launches Entrepreneurship Competition

Earlier this year, Ally Financial Inc., the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Sean “Big Sean” Anderson announced a partnership to create the Mogul In the Making program, a weekend dedicated to student entrepreneurs solving real-life problems. Now, students from around the country are convening in Detroit to network, compete, and learn about the ever-changing world of business. “It’s all about inspiring the youth – providing them with opportunities and knowledge to build their futures,” Big Sean said in a statement. “I’m excited to see what they come up with.” Since 2012 , entrepreneurial education at historically Black colleges and universities has become increasingly popular. These programs range from creating on-campus incubators, building partnerships with other brands, and ramping up the business schools. Big Sean’s role in the Ally Financial and TMCF partnership leans on the mission of his Sean Anderson Foundation to promote education and well-being in college-aged youth in...

Arriana McLymore

Mar 28, 2019