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McDonald's Partners Up With TMCF Again to Give Out $500,000 Through Its Black & Positively Golden Scholarship Program

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Posted By: Kennedy Williams on April 08, 2021

McDonald's USA and TMCF are teaming up for the second year in a row to host the Black & Positively Golden Scholarship Program. Through the partnership, incoming and current HBCU students will be awarded half a million dollars to support their future as the next generation of leaders.

"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). "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 like McDonald's, TMCF is committed to supporting these outstanding students and helping them develop into tomorrow's industry leaders."

Incoming and current HBCU students are encouraged to apply for the Black & Positively Golden Scholarship now through May 10 at 11:59 PM EST at tmcf.org.



Thirty-four scholarships, up to $15,000 each will be awarded to students for the 2021-2022 academic year, and winners will be announced this summer.

Launched in 2020, McDonald's created the Black & Positively Golden Scholarship Program to help HBCU students continue their education in the midst of COVID-19, which caused financial strain on many students and their families. As a result, 34 students received funding that helped them stay in school, despite challenging circumstances.

"As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the ability of students to attend college, we are honored to provide support and financial resources to help HBCU students nationwide turn their dreams of going to and staying in college into reality," said Marty Gillis, New Jersey McDonald's Franchisee and National Diversity Marketing Committee Lead. "We are committed to feeding and fostering the communities we serve, and seeing young, gifted and Black students succeed, and couldn't be prouder to partner with the TMCF for more than 20 years to do so."

Students interested in applying must meet the following eligibility requirements:

-Be 18 years old or older
-Be enrolled full-time as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior attending an HBCU during the 2021-2022 academic school year
-Have a current cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or higher
-Demonstrate leadership abilities and financial need
-Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551

Will you or your HBCU scholar be next?

To learn more about the Black & Positively Golden movement and scholarship, follow @wearegolden on Instagram and visit blackandpositivelygolden.com.
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