Courtesy of the University of the District of Columbia
Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and Apple announced the 43 scholars who were selected for the inaugural class of Apple’s Engineering & Innovation (E&I) Program. The Apple Engineering & Innovation Scholars were selected from applicants from engineering programs at America’s publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs).
The Apple E&I Scholars from the University of the District of Columbia are:
- Jamelia Ancel, Junior, Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering
- Matthew Brown, Senior, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
- Jermel Watson, Senior, Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
Made possible by a multi-year commitment from Apple to TMCF, the Apple Engineering & Innovation Program is a groundbreaking initiative designed to equip the next generation of Black tech leaders through financial assistance, access to training and professional development experiences, and real-world skill application. The program also includes an immersive experience at Apple this spring, where students will engage in technical learning opportunities and participate in sessions led by Apple executives and industry leaders. Apple Engineering & Innovation Scholars will also have opportunities to secure internships and full-time employment after graduation.
The Apple E&I Scholars were selected after an intensive application process. To be considered for this program, students were nominated by their respective schools. Each of the ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited and AMIE (Advancing Minorities in Engineering) affiliated engineering schools were eligible to nominate students, resulting in up to three student recipients of the scholarship award per school.
Click here to learn more about the program.
About the Thurgood Marshall College Fund
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 K-12 and higher education space. The organization is also the source of top employers seeking top talent for competitive internships and good jobs.