TMCF National Ambassador Terrence J presents Virginia State University student with summer internship scholarship


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Thurgood Marshall College Fund

WASHINGTON, DC (June 25, 2019) – Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) National Ambassador Terrence J presented Virginia State University student, Jaelan Hodges with a $15,000 summer internship scholarship on behalf of TMCF at the BET Weekend Brotherhood Dinner in Los Angeles, CA, last Thursday evening.

Hodges was one of two Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students selected to intern with Terrence J’s management company, Sunset Park Productions, this summer in Los Angeles, after attending TMCF’s The Pitch 2019 innovation and entrepreneurial competition last month in Durham, NC.

“One of the main reasons I signed on as the TMCF National Ambassador was to use my platform to give back, invest, and inspire the next generation of young innovative HBCU leaders like Jaelan,” said actor, producer and host, Terrence J.

In addition to Terrence J, media executives and influencers, other celebrities in attendance were Mack Wilds, Keith T. Powers, Ryan Press, Elijah Kelley, Shawn Porter, Van Latham, and Kenny Lattimore.

“TMCF’s partnership with Terrence J is really important to us,” said Harry L. Williams, TMCF president & CEO. “He is opening up a new HBCU talent pipeline into the communication, media, and entertainment industries, which needs the diverse students from our 47 member-schools.”



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 K-12 and higher education space. The organization is also the source of top employers seeking top talent for competitive internships and good jobs.

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