TMCF | McDonald’s True to the HBCU Scholarship

Thurgood Marshall College Fund and McDonald’s are proud to offer opportunities to outstanding undergraduate or graduate students attending one of the 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) within the TMCF member-school network. Selected scholars will receive a scholarship of $10,000 during the 2018-2019 academic school year, which may be used toward covering the costs of tuition and fees, on-campus room and board or required textbooks purchased from member schools.

The TMCF | McDonald’s True To The HBCU Forward Scholarship is awarded for dedication to your HBCU & campus community. How do you represent your school in the classroom and on campus? Why did you choose your specific school? Tell us about your HBCU pride and why you always stay True to your HBCU!


  • Open to students 18 years or older
  • Be enrolled in the 2018-2019 school year as a full-time student at one of TMCF’s 47 member-schools; undergraduate or graduate
  • Current grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • 2018-2019 Student Aid Report
  • Have demonstrated involvement in their HBCU community
  • Have demonstrated leadership ability through a variety of measures

To complete your application, please submit the following supporting documents:

  • Resume
  • Most recent high school/college transcript (unofficial or official)
  • 2018-2019 Student Aid Report
  • A few photos – show McDonald’s your HBCU pride!
  • Essay:  *In a minimum of 500 words, please address the following question:  What does attending an HBCU mean to you? Please explain why you chose an HBCU.
  • Essay: *In a minimum of 500 words, please address the following question: Describe your community service work you have done to impact your HBCU community.

To apply, click the link below and create a TMCF Account. Once you sign up and create a TMCF Account, you can complete McDonald’s True To The HBCU Scholarship application. The deadline is June 17, 2018, 11:59 PM EST.

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