HAMPTON, Va. (September 21, 2018) - The $75,000 Jesse Jackson-Toyota Scholarship has been awarded to Marcus Anderson, a sophomore in the Hampton University School of Business. Each year, for three years, Anderson will receive $25,000 to be used towards continuing his undergraduate education.
“Reverend Jackson is an extraordinary leader and great friend. It is incredible to see one of our own receive this prestigious award. Mr. Anderson is a fine example of how upholding THE Standard of Excellence will deliver enormous success,” said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey.
The Jesse Jackson-Toyota Scholarship, through the Jesse Jackson Rainbow Push Excel program, recognizes outstanding students within STEM and business majors. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be recognized as a full-time student. This scholarship is geared towards students in need of financial assistance and those students who exercise community service.
Anderson is currently a sophomore at Hampton University, and a business management major. Aside from his academics, Anderson dedicates most of his time to the Greer Dawson Wilson Student Leadership Training Program. He is also a part of the National Exchange Club. In his spare time he is a mentor for young children and he helps assist community 5K runs.
“My goals for the future are to work for a Fortune 500 company and learn the ins and outs of a business, eventually opening up my own, either a car dealership or independently owned retail store,” said Anderson. “Thank you to the Rainbow Push Coalition and thank you to Toyota for awarding me this scholarship.”
“This is an awesome opportunity for Marcus to solidify his academic pursuit in business. He will be well prepared to add value as he enters Toyota upon graduation. Congratulations Marcus and thank you Toyota,” said Dr. Ziette Hayes, Dean of the Hampton University School of Business.
Anderson has been offered a position with Toyota upon graduation.