HAMPTON, VA. (July 29, 2021) — Three students in the Hampton University School of Engineering and Technology have received the Apple Scholars Engineering and Innovation Scholarship Award for the 2021-2022 school year in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF). Each scholarship is valued at $15,000.
“Congratulations to these three outstanding scholars,” said Dr. William R. Harvey, Hampton University President. “This is a tremendous opportunity for all of them. The Apple Scholars Engineering and Innovation Scholarship Award in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund is more than just a scholarship, it provides real professional opportunities which will allow them to move forward into their respective fields. Apple is one of the world’s greatest companies, and I am so happy that Apple’s recruiters have recognized the promising talent that we cultivate here at Hampton University.”
Garrett Horton, Sophomore, Computer Engineering; Joy Spears, Junior, Chemical Engineering; and Mboutidem Mkpong, Sophomore, Computer Engineering will participate in a 12-week internship during the Summer of 2021. Each scholar will be assigned an Apple mentor throughout their experience, receive an opportunity to develop key skills, enhance their resumes and help launch their careers through the hands-on experience gained at one of the top tech companies in the world.
“Apple and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund were extremely impressed with Garrett, Joy, and Mboutidem,” said Dr. Joyce T. Shirazi, Dean of the Hampton University, School of Engineering and Technology. “They represent a true subset of the talented and deserving students in the School of Engineering and Technology at Hampton University, and it is wonderful to have acknowledgment with this award. It is an honor and we look forward to future successes for them.”
The TMCF in partnership with Apple is proud to present the Apple HBCU Scholars Program to outstanding students attending a Historically Black College or University. Eligible students should be currently working towards a degree in an undergraduate, Masters, Law or Ph.D. program. This highly competitive program targets students studying in the technical areas of Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Non-technical areas of Business/Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Finance, as well as 1L Legal students.