The Apple and TMCF HBCU Initiative: Inspiring the Next Generation of Talent
|TMCF and Apple believe creating a diverse and open workplace is the best way to attract great talent, inspire great ideas, and do great work. That’s why we are proud to present the HBCU initiative aimed at inspiring young innovators and expanding the technical talent pool at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). We invite you to learn more about the scholarship and internship opportunity available to a select group of talented HBCU students.
Apple HBCU Scholars Program
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) in partnership with Apple is proud to present the Apple HBCU Scholars Program to outstanding students with a minimum 3.25 GPA who will be graduating between December 2017 and May 2018. Selected Scholars will participate in a 12-week internship during the summer before their senior year, and will receive up to $25,000 in scholarship funding based on individual financial needs that will be applied to their final year of study. Each scholar will have an Apple mentor throughout their experience, receive an opportunity to develop key skills, enhance their resumes and help launch their careers through the hands-on experience gained at one of the top tech companies in the world.
These scholars will:
Note: As part of the Apple HBCU Scholars Program, the HBCU Immersion will bring Scholars to Apple’s main campus in Cupertino, California, for a 7-day event geared towards educating students about Apple’s ecosystem. Taught and facilitated by Apple employees, this Immersion gives Scholars the opportunity to experience the Apple and Silicon Valley culture. It also provides Apple leaders the unique opportunity to more deeply engage with Scholars to better understand the HBCU culture.
How to Apply
For more information about the Apple HBCU Scholars, please contact:
Bernée E. Long
Comprehensive Database Program
TMCF and Apple will develop an expansive platform that will capture essential information to identify and source talent for various positions at Apple. During the first year of the partnership the schools will submit the data for the students in STEM majors and faculty. The data will be used to:
For more information about the Comprehensive Database Program, please contact:
The final component of each program year is during the Apple HBCU Initiative is concluded with the HBCU Faculty Summit (HFS). This year, the 15, HBCUs with accredited engineering programs, received an invitation to participate in this immersive opportunity at Apple. In an effort to expand the pipeline and address the sparse number of students pursuing engineering degrees, Apple and TMCF worked in collaboration to provide the deans and faculty in attendance a comprehensive experience of what makes Apple so unique.
Additional Program Components