Black Colleges Partner With Apple

TMCF is going to build a pipeline of diverse tech talent from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is proud to partner with Apple on the first-of-its-kind HBCU Initiative to build a pipeline of diverse tech talent from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Because of Apple’s bold leadership announcement in 2015, TMCF was able to work with Apple’s internal team to identify 33 Apple Scholars from public and private HBCUs, who are currently interning at Apple headquarters in Cupertino. In addition, TMCF and Apple awarded $1 million in grants to HBCUs across the country. And in August, Apple and TMCF hosted 24 HBCU deans and faculty members from the 15 HBCU accredited engineering schools at the Cupertino Headquarters to help them build their capacity to prepare even more students to consider tech careers.

As we wrap up year one now, we know that tech talent exists on HBCU campuses.

We are grateful to our partner, Apple, for believing in our schools and trusting TMCF as the talent. We also have a long way to go but we are committed to working with Apple and committed to finding and supporting the untapped talent at HBCUs.

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) established in 1987, is named for the U.S. Supreme Court’s first African-American Justice. TMCF represents all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) and its member-schools include the 47 publicly-supported  HBCUs. With TMCF member-schools educating 80 percent of all students attending HBCUs. TMCF helps students with a clear intention to succeed and acquire a high-quality college education at an affordable cost. TMCF also efficiently connects high-performing , world-ready students with plum employment opportunities – access that students or employers might not have on their own. Through its scholarships and programs, TMCF plays a key role in preparing the leaders of tomorrow.

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