Thurgood Marshall College Fund Statement In Support Of H.R. 6020

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is pleased to endorse and advocate for H.R. 6020, the “Funding for Student Scholarships for the 1890s Land Grant African-American Colleges and Universities Act”. TMCF appreciates Congressman David Scott (D-GA) for his leadership and work to secure much needed funding to support 1890s – HBCU Land Grant Institutions as well as students pursuing careers in the agribusiness sector and related sciences. Careers in the agricultural sciences are part of our nation’s overall STEM workforce and are truly needed. We are committed to working with Congressman Scott and other members to move this bill in the 115th Congress and applaud Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) for supporting the upcoming hearing on H.R. 6020. Johnny C. Taylor Jr., TMCF President & CEO.

NOTE: Johnny C. Taylor Jr. is available for further comment.

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About Thurgood Marshall College Fund

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 (HBCUs), and its member-schools include the 47 publicly-supported HBCUs. With TMCF member-schools educating 80% of all students attending HBCUs, TMCF helps students with a clear intention to succeed acquire a high-quality college education at an affordable cost. TMCF also efficiently connects high performing, world-ready students with top tier 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.

TMCF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization. For more information about TMCF and its initiatives, visit: www.tmcf.org.