THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND STATEMENT SUPPORTING THE STRENGTHENING MINORITY SERVING INSTITUTIONS ACT (S.3467)

WASHINGTON, DC (September 18, 2018) – The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) applauds Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) and his Senate co-sponsors on the introduction of the Strengthening Minority Serving Institutions Act (S. 3467). If passed, this bill would finally, permanently reauthorize mandatory Title III funding and provide necessary increases to critical funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs), and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) which, without such action, is currently scheduled to expire in 2019. Permanent investment in our HBCUs, PBIs and other MSIs is not only critical to the sustainability of these historically important institutions of higher education but also helps to ensure that the United States will continue to produce a talented and diverse workforce far into the future.

ABOUT THE THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND (TMCF)

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 and Predominantly Black Institutions, enrolling nearly 80% of all students attending black colleges and universities. Through scholarships, capacity building and research initiatives, innovative programs and strategic partnerships, TMCF is a vital resource in the PK-12 and higher education space. The organization is also the source of top employers seeking top talent for competitive internships and good jobs.

TMCF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization. For more information about TMCF, visit: www.tmcf.org.