The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) announced that a portion of a $6-million investment from Boeing will directly benefit students at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
N.C. A&T is one of eight institutions that will receive a yet-to-be-determined amount of funding for scholarships, internships, on-campus engagement and immersive “boot camp” programs to introduce students to The Boeing Company’s culture and career paths. Boeing is interested in developing students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in aerospace careers.
“This investment is another example of how we are building a diverse pipeline of future talent,” said Michael Ford, Boeing vice president of Global Diversity and Inclusion. “We hope to inspire and enable [historically black college and university] students to pursue careers in the aerospace industry.”
Other HBCUs benefitting from this investment include: Alabama A&M, Clark Atlanta, Morehouse, Spelman, Howard, Morgan State and Tuskegee. N.C. A&T is the nation’s largest HBCU, with a student population of nearly 12,000, and one of its most academically recognized.
Originally posted June 6, 2018.