Thurgood Marshall College Fund Partnering with Apple to Inspire the Next Generation of Talent
Largest Corporate Investment to Exclusively Support Historically Black Colleges & Universities
By Sarah Ford on March 17, 2015
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and Apple have announced a partnership to identify, develop and harness talent from the nation’s community of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). The over $40 million multi-year commitment from Apple is the largest and most comprehensive corporate investment ever given exclusively for students and faculty of four-year HBCUs.
“Our partnership with Apple is going to be a real game changer for HBCU students and faculty. Working with the most innovative company on the planet, we’re going to expose more African American students to the possibilities of a career in technology and inspire them to become future tech innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., TMCF President and CEO. “For over a quarter century, TMCF’s mission and focus has been to provide scholarship support to students attending publicly-supported HBCUs and we’ve been working hard to extend that commitment to creating a pipeline of outstanding career-ready graduates. Apple shares our vision of a diverse workforce and working together we can ensure our students will not only have equal opportunities to pursue the jobs of their dreams, but also empower them to lead others to accomplish the same."