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 students studying food science at TMCF-partner schools.
“Hershey has been proudly associated with TMCF for more than a decade, and I am delighted to see the evolution of our Hershey partnership grow,” said Alicia Petross, VP Talent Acquisition + Diversity & Inclusion. “Our aim is to make a meaningful difference for deserving under-represented students who aspire to a fulfilling career in food science.”