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Established in 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. TMCF member-schools include the publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). Publicly-supportedHBCUs enroll over 80% of all students attending HBCUs. Through scholarships, capacity building and research initiatives, innovative programs, and strategic partnerships, TMCF is a vital resource in the K-12 and higher education space. The organization is also a source for top employers seeking top talent for competitive internships and good jobs.

To date the organization has awarded more than $300 million in such assistance to its students and member-schools. TMCF distributes 98% of its awards exclusively to HBCUs and PBIs, which is more than any other organization that supports the Black College Community. TMCF has achieved the highest level of accreditation from two major non-profit review groups: Charity Navigator (4-Stars) and Guide Star (Platinum Level Participant) . TMCF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization and the place WHERE EDUCATION PAYS OFF.

  • What We Do
  • Our Vision​
  • Our Mission​
  • Strategic Pillars

What We Do

  • Serve as a voice for HBCUs and PBIs
  • Support and represent a network of member-schools including the 47 publicly-supported HBCUs/PBIs, medical and law schools
  • Serve as a resource for nearly 300,000 students enrolled in the HBCU/PBI network of schools
  • Enable education: TMCF member-schools confer more degrees than any other HBCU organization. For the FY2018 our schools conferred:
    • 29,512 Undergraduate degrees
    • 7,336 Graduate degrees
    • 2,019 Doctorate degrees

​Our Vision​

Changing the World… One Leader at a Time


Our Mission​

To ensure student success by promoting educational excellence and preparing the next generation of workforce talent through leadership development.

Strategic Pillars

  • Scholarships
  • Programs
  • Policy & Advocacy

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Meet Our Talent

Talia Hawley

Being a Hennessy Fellow means leading by example. I am so grateful to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Hennessy for investing and empowering me to push the limits of my potential to achieve my dreams. I consider myself a nonprofit, with a mission to pay it forward. The Hennessy Fellows Boot Camp will give me

Jonathan Jones

I am thankful to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and Hennessy for this opportunity of a lifetime. Being selected as a Hennessy Fellow is extremely fulfilling. It means Hennessy and TMCF believe I represent the same level of excellence they both strive for every day. The exposure to Hennessy corporate executives, professional mentorship, networking events,

Jaiden Boyce

Electrical Engineering North Carolina A&T State University This past year Jaiden received a 5.0 GPA for both semesters earning him a spot on the Dean’s List… he has garnered several school, county, and state awards for his academic accomplishments, all while logging countless volunteer hours.