ECSU students receive scholarships from Apple

By Kesha Williams

Apple scholars

Khaliq Satchell and Tatyana Matthews are breathing a sigh of relief knowing expenses for their senior year at ECSU are already covered.

They are two of 30 students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities to receive scholarships from Apple. The Apple HBCU Scholars Program is part of the new Apple and Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) Diversity Initiative. As part of the partnership, Apple made a 40 million dollar multi-year commitment, the largest and most comprehensive corporate investment ever given exclusively for students and faculty of four-year HBCUs.

Satchell, a junior from Columbia, Md., and Matthews, a junior from Charlotte, N.C., are student scholars involved with research projects at ECSU’s Center of Excellence in Research Sensing Education and Research. They applied for Apple’s scholarships last fall and recently received news of their selection.

The scholarship includes up to $25,000 for their senior year; a summer internship in Cupertino, California; participation in a year-round program to prepare for post-graduation careers; pairing with an Apple mentor during their senior year; the opportunity to serve as Ambassadors on their campuses to build awareness about the Apple and TMCF Diversity Initiative; an invitation to attend TMCF’s Annual Leadership Institute; and participation in the Apple HBCU Immersion Experience in Cupertino.