WASHINGTON, DC – November 23, 2016 – “Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) congratulates Howard University Senior, Cameron D. Clarke of Richmond, VA, as one of the 32 distinguished 2017 Rhodes Scholars from the United States. Without a doubt, Cameron represents an elevated level of talent at our HBCUs. I am sure he will positively represent his family, Howard University, and the entire black college community at Oxford University. Clarke is preparing to read for the M.Sc. by research in Primary Health Care, next October. We celebrate Cameron because he exemplifies all that we aim to do, to empower our HBCU students to accomplish their dreams and become leaders at home and abroad.” Johnny C. Taylor Jr., TMCF President & CEO
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About Thurgood Marshall College Fund
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), established in 1987 is named for the U.S. Supreme Court’s first African-American Justice. TMCF represents all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and its member-schools include the 47 publicly-supported HBCUs. With TMCF member-schools educating 80% of all students attending HBCUs, TMCF helps students with a clear intention to succeed acquire a high-quality college education at an affordable cost. TMCF also efficiently connects high performing, world-ready students with top tier employment opportunities—access that students or employers might not have on their own. Through its scholarships and programs, TMCF plays a key role in preparing the leaders of tomorrow.
TMCF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization. For more information about TMCF and its initiatives, visit: www.tmcf.org.