Altria HBCU Scholars Program

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) in partnership with Altria is proud to announce the Altria HBCU Scholars Program. The Altria HBCU Scholars program is open to outstanding students currently in their sophomore year, with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and who will be graduating during the 2019-2020 academic year. In addition to having the opportunity to develop key skills at a Top 50 company, these scholars will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in the TMCF Leadership Institute in Washington D.C.
  • Participate in an Altria HBCU Immersion experience
  • Participate in a 10-12 week internship with housing assistance provided in either Richmond, VA (non-Sales) or across the country (Sales)
  • Receive a need-based scholarship of up to $15,000 total over the term of the Altria HBCU Scholars Program – up to $5,000 at the time of enrollment during junior year, up to $5,000 at the beginning of the senior year if a job offer is extended and accepted and up to $5,000 at the end of the senior year upon completion of the program.
  • Participate in various career development activities to help prepare for post-graduation careers
  • Receive on-going coaching and mentorship
  • Serve as Ambassadors on their HBCU campuses to build awareness for the Altria HBCU Scholars Program

The Opportunity

This highly competitive program targets students for opportunities in 7 areas:

1. Accounting
2. Brand
3. Consumer Insights and Engagement
4. Engineering
5. Information Services
6. Manufacturing
7. Sales

Scholar Expectations (including, but not limited to the following)

  • Enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited HBCU or PBI
  • Currently in the second year of study, graduating in either December 2019 or Spring 2020
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Must be able to participate in all program-related activities
  • Willing and able to spend 10-12 weeks in Richmond, VA (non-Sales) or across the country (Sales)
  • Must remain in good academic standing
  • Must not have any disciplinary infractions on academic record
  • Able to successfully complete all program requirements
  • Serve as post-internship Altria Ambassador during their final year
  • Students selected to participate in the program must provide TMCF with supporting documentation requested during the financial need verification process

How to Apply
The application is closed.