Target's Enhancing Their Scholars Program, with Scholarship Extensions *And* New Resources


Target | May 12,2022


A year ago, Target teamed up with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to create a special program to support 1,000 students studying technology, design and leadership at Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the country. Now, for that class of Target Scholars, it’s a wrap on freshman year. And, Target's celebrating all they’ve accomplished so far by sharing plans to increase support for the remaining years of their college education.


That’s right: Target will offer each student an additional $10,000 over the next three years to support the completion of their degree, plus continued access to resources like coaching, mentoring, internships and more. And Target will support students’ enrollment at any HBCU, ensuring they’ll still be eligible for the program should they need or choose to transfer to another school. It’s just one way Target’s continuing to support the next generation of Black talent through our investments in HBCUs and ongoing support for Black communities.


“Target is continuing our longstanding work to invest in and accelerate the next generation of Black talent,” says Damu McCoy, vice president of talent acquisition. “The Target Scholars program is one example of that overall commitment, providing both financial support and the mentorship and networking resources to further strengthen students’ experiences and help them reach their career destination.”


Co-creating the next chapter of Target Scholars

When Target created Target Scholars, they committed to not only provide scholarships, but also to stay close with students and their families to ensure Target's support could make the biggest impact. With their feedback, and working closely with UNCF, Target's partner of more than 20 years, designed the next chapter of Target Scholars to serve them even better in the coming years as they complete their degrees. It’s a true example of the Target Forward vision in action as they work to co-create an equitable future together with Target guests, partners and communities.


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