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The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) in partnership with Apple is proud to present the Apple HBCU Scholars Program to outstanding students attending a Historically Black College or University. Eligible students should be currently working towards a degree in an undergraduate, Masters, Law or Ph.D. program. Selected Scholars will receive a $15,000 merit-based scholarship and participate in a 12-week internship during the Summer of 2021. Each scholar will be assigned an Apple mentor throughout their experience, receive an opportunity to develop key skills, enhance their resumes and help launch their careers through the hands-on experience gained at one of the top tech companies in the world.
This highly competitive program targets students studying in the technical areas of Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.
Non-technical areas of Business/Marketing, Supply Chain Management and Finance, as well as 1L Legal students.
Hardware Organization Opportunities.
Participate in an Apple HBCU Immersion experience in Cupertino, California during the Spring semester of 2021
Participate in a 12-week internship with Apple in the Summer of 2021
Be awarded a $15,000 merit-based scholarship to help defray the costs (e.g., tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, books and supplies) of attendance
Participate in various leadership development activities to help prepare for post-graduation careers
Receive on-going coaching and guidance from an experienced Apple employee
Serve as Ambassadors on their HBCU campuses to build awareness for the Apple and TMCF HBCU Initiative
Enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited HBCU
Graduating between December 2021 and May 2024 (e.g., graduate students, Law or Ph.D. program, or undergraduate sophomores, juniors, or seniors pursuing a fifth year of study.)
Prior internship, leadership, and/or team projects experience is preferred
This highly competitive program has opportunities for students in a variety of disciplines. The selection process aims to assess critical soft skills that enable success in our program, coupled with technical ability. We’re looking for individuals that exhibit both a technical and cultural fit:
Ability to articulate ideas
Ability to learn new concepts
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Persuasive and candid
Focused on results
Possesses sound judgment and critical thinking skills
Scholar Expectations (including, but not limited to the following)
Must be able to participate in all program-related activities
Willing and able to spend 12 weeks interning during the summer months of May through August
Must remain in good academic standing
Must not have any disciplinary infractions on academic record
Able to successfully complete all program requirements
Utilize Apple technology (e.g., MacBook, iPhone, etc.)
Serve as post-internship Apple Ambassadors
Students selected to participate in the program must provide TMCF with supporting documentation requested during the financial need verification process