In partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), automotive manufacturer Honda awarded three Morgan students from the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering (SOE) and School of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (SCMNS) scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year.
Honda chose five students from historical black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to receive upwards to $4,500 towards their tuition – the Morgan students received the full award amount. In order to qualify for the scholarships, students must be enrolled full-time at one of the 47 TMCF member-schools; earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; demonstrate leadership qualities and community service experience; and be recommended by a faculty or staff member of their current school.
Three of the five scholarships were awarded to Morgan State University scholars.
“These students are among the best and brightest in their fields of study and Honda is so honored to support them as they pursue their dreams,” said Yvette Hunsicker, vice president of the Office of Inclusion and Diversity and Human Resources at Honda North America, Inc. “We are delighted to partner with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund in supporting these deserving students, and we hope they will consider coming to work for Honda someday.”
The Morgan students receiving TMCF awards through Honda’s support are:
- Abdulganiyu Ajilore, senior, majoring in electrical engineering
- Uchenna Emerson, senior, majoring in electrical engineering
- Precious Isidahomen, sophomore, double majoring in electrical and computer engineering
Along with the financial support, scholarship recipients will be invited to interview for internships and co-op positions at one of 12 U.S. facilities where Honda manufactures vehicles, engines, transmission, as well as aircraft, aircraft engines, power equipment and side-by-side and all-terrain vehicles.
“I am grateful to be where I am, offered a scholarship like this, and want to help similar students as much as possible,” said Precious Isidahomen.
Congratulations to our three Honda TMCF scholars for their exemplary work and for representing the National Treasure growing the future and leading the world.