Invest in Changing a Life Through a TMCF Program

Through our programs, talented students from diverse backgrounds gain access to lifelong rewards: from an affordable college experience, to innovative leadership and career readiness development, to exposure to exciting career fields in a challenging job market and direct access to leaders of industry. 

With your support, we can continue to build the pipeline of extraordinary future leaders in science, technology, business, education, health, law and other areas critical to building a competitive workforce in the twenty-first century.

Benefits of Investing in a TMCF Program

Utilizing a strength-based approach that ensures candidates with the highest potential are identified and our wealth of experience in diverse talent identification, employers enjoy greater access to highly qualified individuals. 

We create a unique opportunity for college students and employers to co-invest in the future. Students gain valuable experience that help them in future careers, while employers get the opportunity to open doors and to work with leaders of tomorrow that can transition into their workforce. 

We help expose the employer brand amongst a new audience and help tell the story about what makes the employer unique or stand out to students who are looking for jobs. Positive employer branding helps to attract potential candidates and retain quality employees, who are crucial to the success and growth of the business. Employers receive brand exposure to the student population via workshops, immersions, and networking events.

Select a TMCF Program That Best Meets Your Organizational Objectives

Corporate Scholar Programs

TMCF Corporate Scholar Programs promote career readiness through scholarships, leadership development, boot camps, and immersive experiences for hand-selected student leaders attending HBCUs and PBIs.  These highly competitive and unique programs leverage the knowledge, experience, and network of top employers from around the country and TMCF staff to foster a collaborative learning community. Students develop key leadership skills, nurture their originality and receive hands-on experience that will prepare them to be career ready as they join the workforce. 


Corporate partners that have participated in these unique programs include: 

  • Altria 
  • Apple 
  • The Boeing Company 
  • Hennessy 

Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute (LI) is an exciting four-day leadership development conference, usually held annually in October, for college juniors, seniors, and graduate and law students attending HBCUs and PBIs. LI is for students who establish themselves as leaders, as well as students with leadership potential who want to build on their skill sets. 

 LI offers students the opportunity to develop and practice their leadership skills in areas that will contribute to the success of their personal, academic, and professional goals through a variety of interactive sessions and simulations with executives from Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. LI culminates with a recruitment fair with nearly 100 recruiters exposing students to employers where they compete for internships, full-time jobs, and continuing education opportunities.

Teacher Quality & Retention Program

Our Teacher Quality & Retention Program proactively addresses and positively impacts the needs of teachers that will make significant contributions to the local and national K-12 education pipeline. To build a pipeline of college-ready students, the program has trained nearly 300 classroom teachers, who impact more than 30,000 K-12 students each year. TQRP provides high-quality, pre-service training, as well as personalized support once teachers enter into the classroom. TQRP also offers an intense two-week Summer Institute to develop sound pedagogy, discuss and demonstrate research-based educational practices, and analyze current educational policy - all with the goal of developing the skills of future teacher leaders.

Immersions and Boot Camps

The TMCF Immersion and Boot Camp experiences allow TMCF partners to engage selected HBCU and PBI students in specific activities and simulations to both expose them to career opportunities within the company and to evaluate their qualifications and soft skills. Students gain valuable hands-on experience by tackling real-world business challenges and working hand-in-hand with senior business leaders.

Current Immersion Partners

  • Apple
  • Boeing
  • Hennessy
  • Freddie Mac
  • U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
  • USDA – National Resources Conservation Service




For more information on how we can customize a new program for you or how you can support one of our current programs, email or call 202.507.4851. 

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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.