Apple HBCU Scholars Program

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) in partnership with Apple is proud to present the Apple HBCU Scholars Program. The program is open for those who are enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited HBCU (Historically black colleges and universities) or PBI (Predominately Black Institution). The goal of scholarship is to increase talent in STEM fields, so we will select a large number of students pursuing a degree in these areas of study. Selected scholars will participate in a 12-week internship during the summer before their senior year, and will receive up to $25,000 in scholarship funding.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund helps students to acquire a high-quality college education at an affordable cost, develops leaders of tomorrow and connects high performing students with top tier employment opportunities.


  • The Apple HBCU Scholars Program is open to both public and private HBCUs and PBIs. Students attending a four-year accredited HBCU/PBI are eligible for participation.
  • Enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited HBCU (Historically black colleges and universities) or PBI (Predominately Black Institution)
  • Currently in the second-to-last year of study, graduating in fall 2017 or spring of 2018. (e.g., juniors or seniors pursuing a fifth year of study.)
  • Prior internship experience is preferred
  • Students must be in their junior year of study or in their next to last year of school.
  • Graduate students majoring in the target areas (e.g., computer science, engineering, etc.,) who will not graduate before May 2018 are eligible to apply.

How to Apply:

To be applying for the scholarship program, create a TMCF Account. Once you sign up and create a TMCF Account, you can complete the Apple HBCU Scholars application. The link is:

Award Amount:

Fellows will receive up to $25,000 in scholarship funding based on individual financial needs that will be applied to their final year of study. These scholars will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in an Apple HBCU Immersion experience in Cupertino, California in early 2017
  • Participate in a 12-week internship with Apple in Cupertino, California during the summer of 2017
  • Be awarded a need-based scholarship to help defray the costs (e.g., tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, books and supplies) of their senior year of study
  • Participate in various 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 or PBI (Predominately Black Institution) campuses to build awareness for the Apple and TMCF HBCU Initiative

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is October 16, 2016, 11:59 EST.

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