The organization that is transforming the lives of students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) is now providing one talented and enthusiastic student an opportunity to make his or her college experience more worthwhile.
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is announcing a partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA) that will help one student to “enhance his or her studies at a college or university of his or her choice” including HBCUs, the statement read. “The recipient will receive a 3-year renewable scholarship at $10,000 per year (for a total not to exceed $30,000),” according to TMCF.
In addition, the chosen student for the program will also have the opportunity to work directly under Commissioner Emeritus David Stern by applying to intern at the NBA league office.
TMCF is looking students who are currently enrolled at a four-year college or university that will be classified as a sophomore as of the beginning of Fall 2016. The scholarship is open to all majors, students must also have interest in sports. To learn more about the scholarship criteria, the application process, and how to apply click here.
“The increased costs of college, along with stricter grant and loan requirements, make scholarships like this all the more important to help students get to and through college,” said TMCF President & CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. “The NBA has been a great supporter of TMCF and continues to demonstrate its commitment to improve education and build tomorrow’s leaders.”
The deadline to apply for this year’s David J. Stern Scholarship Program is June 30, 2016.