The Home Depot said it believes that everyone should have access to education resources to succeed. “That’s why the company has a long-standing partnership with HBCUs and is dedicated to continuously increasing our partnership in impactful ways.”
The Home Depot recently supported a UNCF grant that funded 27 needs-based scholarships for students attending an HBCU, said the retailer.
“Following graduation, I began working full-time as a strategic sourcing analyst for The Home Depot in July 2022,” said Jaimie Crawford, scholarship recipient. “I also plan to a master’s in business administration and a Ph.D. in industrial organizational psychology to work with minority-owned businesses in the years to come.”
UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members, and the company’s participation, it said, “is in line with our commitments to advance education for all and striving to close the wealth gap.”
Students were selected based on academic performance and analysis of financial need.
Since 1992, The Home Depot has been partnering with the UNCF, an organization that works to build a robust pipeline of highly qualified college graduates from under-represented populations.
UNCF focuses on activities that ensure that more students are college-ready, enroll in college, and persist to graduation.