Hennessy Pledges $10M to TMCF for HBCU Graduate Fellows Program
Style Magazine Newswire | 4/26/2019, 2:19 p.m.
Hennessy has pledged to give $10 million over the next 10 years to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) through its first-ever corporate HBCU graduate program to support African-Americans in leadership positions. The program, named “Hennessy Fellows” will help prepare the next generation of African-American leaders through financial assistance, access to training and professional development opportunities and real-world application. The new program will select 10 dedicated, high-potential graduate students per year and will award them with financial assistance towards graduate level programs in addition to curated corporate development experiences. Hennessy Fellows also provides recipients with one-on-one executive coaching, a maximum of $20,000 per academic year and an $10,000 annual stipend for other education-related expenses and access to online training forums, boot camps and networking and professional development opportunities.