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McDonald’s Awards 500,000 in Scholarships to HBCU Students


McDonald’s Awards 500,000 in Scholarships to HBCU Students


We’ve got some exciting news for aspiring HBCU students in your community.

McDonald’s USA is awarding $500,000 to incoming and current HBCU students through its Black & Positively Golden Scholarship Program, in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF). For the second consecutive year, 34 HBCU students will have the opportunity to make their dreams a reality and obtain a college degree – receiving up to $15,000 each in funding for the 2021-2022 academic


The McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden Scholarship program is now open. To qualify, please see the list of qualifications here. Incoming and current HBCU students are encouraged to apply today at The application

deadline is May 10, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST. Winners will be announced this summer.

Launched in 2020, McDonald’s created the Black & Positively Golden Scholarship to help HBCU students continue their education in the midst of COVID-19. The scholarship program is just one of the many ways the Golden Arches demonstrates its commitment to helping young, gifted, and Black leaders succeed and to serving up bright futures in the communities it serves. One of the 34 2020 scholarship recipients is Chicago native Stephen Spence.

Spence put his scholarship funds towards his education at Howard University, where he is majoring in Business Management.


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