The HBCU Lifestyle Podcast was pleased to welcome the Thurgood Marshall College Fund for episode 39. TMCF’s president and CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., came bearing great news about their partnership with Apple. The two organizations have joined to form the Apple HBCU Scholars Program. HBCU students with a minimum GPA of 3.25 who will be graduating between December 2017 and May 2018 are eligible for the program.
Apple HBCU Scholars will participate in a 12-week internship in Cupertino, California and receive scholarship funding as part of this groundbreaking program. Up to $25,000 based on individual financial needs will be applied to each scholar’s final year of study. Also, 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.
Apple HBCU Scholars Program Criteria
To be eligible, students must be:
- Enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited HBCU or PBI (Predominately Black Institution),
- Currently in the second-to-last year of study, graduating in Fall 2017 or Spring of 2018 (e.g., juniors or seniors pursuing a fifth year of study), and
- Prior internship experience is preferred.
This highly competitive program targets STEM students but opportunities exist for students of all disciplines. The selection process aims to assess critical people skills, along with technical ability, that lends to the success of the Apple HBCU Scholars Program.
The deadline for applications is October 16, 2016, 11:59 p.m. EST.