Trulieve will donate $20,000 to help fund several college scholarships awarded to students who are attending one of the organization's member schools as part of Trulieve's diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. The $15,000 in talent funding is earmarked to support TMCF's internship program, reaching a diverse talent pool of students and alumni from their 47 member-schools to provide immersive experiences at Trulieve.
"We are excited to welcome Trulieve as a partner and thank them for their generous contribution," said Michael Hurlbert, director of strategic partnerships at TMCF. "Higher education should never be out of reach for students who are eager to learn, and this partnership means that more students will have access to a college or university education without the financial burden it too often comes with. Today's college-bound students are facing incredible challenges, but through support from partners like Trulieve, we are able to make a difference."
These funds provide financial assistance in the form of programmatic or gap completion scholarships as well as helping outstanding students enrolled in any of the TMCF's network of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) prepare for internships and job placement opportunities.
"We could not be prouder to announce our participation in such an important initiative," said Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers. "The work that the Thurgood Marshall College Fund is doing to make education more equitable is essential for building a better future, and Trulieve is committed to helping provide students with the opportunity to achieve their higher learning and job placement goals."