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Walmart Awards Thurgood Marshall College Fund $600K Grant

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by Diverse Staff


The Walmart Foundation has awarded a $600,000 grant to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund in support of the organization’s Annual Leadership Institute, coaching and mentorship for low-income students and first-generation scholarships for freshman college students. TMCF partners with 47 public historically Black colleges and universities to promote access to higher education and achievement.

“The Leadership Institute, in particular, gives talented future leaders a one-of-a-kind intensive, professional and career development experience,” says Johnny Taylor, TMCF president and CEO. “This is a great opportunity for these hand-picked students to network and interview with some of the nation’s top executives and elite graduate school recruiters.”

TMCF has hosted its annual Leadership Institute, a recruitment conference for publicly-supported HBCU students, for the last 14 years. Five hundred students get the opportunity to network and participate in sessions with some of the nation’s top executives.

“We are proud to work with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to help more African American students advance in their education and unlock job opportunities that will help them live better,” said Tony Waller, senior director, corporate affairs constituent relations, Walmart. “By empowering students today, we are helping build a more powerful and diverse workforce for tomorrow.”

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