HBCU: Alabama A&M benefits from $6 million Boeing investment

By: JJ Vincent

Posted: Jun 06, 2018 05:36 PM

Alabama A&M is one of the schools benefiting from a $6 million dollar investment from Boeing in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

The investment with the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the black college community hopes to help build a robust pipeline of diverse, early career talent with Boeing.

“This investment is another example of how we are building a diverse pipeline of future talent,” said Michael Ford, Boeing vice president of Global Diversity and Inclusion. “Through scholarships, internships, on-campus engagements, and immersive opportunities at Boeing, we hope to inspire and enable HBCU students to pursue careers in the aerospace industry.”

“The support from Boeing is more than a gift,” said Dr. Harry L. Williams, TMCF president and CEO. “It is the manifestation of a long-term strategic partnership that will change the trajectory of so many innovative, intelligent and deserving HBCU students at Alabama A&M University.

Boeing identified eight HBCU’s with the top programs for engineering, business and information technology.  The investment will fund scholarships, internships, on-campus engagements and immersive “boot camp” programs that will introduce students to Boeing’s culture and career paths.  The eight HBCUs in addition to Alabama A&M University are:

Clark Atlanta University (Atlanta, Ga.)

Howard University (Washington, DC)

Morgan State University (Baltimore, Md.)

Morehouse College (Atlanta, Ga.)

North Carolina A&T State University (Greensboro, N.C.)

Spelman College (Atlanta, Ga.)

Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, Ala.)

This partnership will also give other HBCU students and TMCF member-schools the opportunity to participate through special immersion opportunities held at Boeing facilities to learn about the Boeing culture and career paths.

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