Boeing invests USD 6m in Thurgood Marshall college fund

Investment aimed at developing diverse students interested in aerospace careers

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has announced it has made USD 6 million investment in the future technical workforce through a partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the company said.

To date, TMCF has awarded more than USD 300 million in assistance to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). In addition to scholarships, TMCF provides programmatic, capacity building, public policy and advocacy support for its 47 member-schools and the nearly 300,000 students that attend them.

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. Eight HBCUs will benefit from this support.

Boeing and its employees support innovative partnerships and programs that align with the company´s strategic objectives, create value and help build a robust pipeline of diverse, early career talent. Boeing´s efforts are focused on improving access to globally competitive learning and contributing to workforce and skills development.

Chicago-based Boeing is the world´s largest aerospace company and manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top US exporter, the company supports airlines and US and allied government customers in more than 150 countries.

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 Pre-K-12 and higher education space. The organization is also the source of top employers seeking top talent for competitive internships and good jobs. TMCF is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, charitable organization.