Roland S. Martin is teaming up with McDonald’s USA to help out Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
According to an official press release, the partnership will distribute over $100,000 in scholarships to shining juniors and seniors attending HBCUs. The contribution will celebrate Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and their 115 years of scholarship and Black excellence. The aim is to ensure the financial challenges impacting many HBCU students will be addressed by providing financial relief.
“HBCUs and their students are vital to the fabric of our nation and I will always champion for their success,” said the media mogul and member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Roland S. Martin, in a statement. “I’ve witnessed first-hand the financial struggle that impacts Black college students, especially those in their final semesters. So, I’m pleased to partner with McDonald’s and TMCF to celebrate my beloved fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, and provide a resource that will help Black students graduate.”
To create a more hopeful future for HBCU students, seven juniors and seniors will receive $15,000 scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year through a joint effort from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. The financial backing will support the fraternity and McDonald’s shared belief that students should receive relief to spearhead educational pursuits and find community.
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