McDonalds and TMCF team up to offer scholarships to HBCU students starting Jan 2022
Posted By: Reggie Culpepper on December 07, 2021 |
McDonald’s USA and lifetime member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Roland S. Martin, are awarding more than $100,000 in scholarships to rising juniors and seniors attending Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs).
As you know, for many students attending one of the nation’s 107 HBCUs it can be a real challenge to manage the financial responsibilities of funding a four-year college education and this challenge increases as students get further along in their third and fourth years of study. The rising costs of tuition and growing loan debt paired with the limited scholarship funds offered for this group make it financially difficult to graduate.
With the help of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, seven HBCU students who exemplify Black excellence and leadership will be awarded $15K scholarships in honor of the 115th Anniversary of oldest collegiate Black Greek-letter organization—Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., an organization with a century long commitment to scholarship and community.
Scholarship applications open on Jan. 17, 2022 and award winners will be announced prior to the start of the Fall 2022 semester. Students interested in applying must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Be 18 years or older
- Be enrolled as a junior or senior at a TMCF member institution and private HBCUs in Fall 2022
- Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or higher
- Submit a brief essay on how they demonstrate Black excellence and leadership within their campus community
- Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551
More details on the initiative can be found HERE.
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