HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — One local college student no longer has to worry about his college tuition.
Thanks to McDonald's and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Alabama A&M University student, Jarvis Prewitt, now has $15,000 to spend on his classes.
McDonald's new Black and Positively Golden HBCU scholarships were given out to 34 students in the U.S. attending historically black colleges and universities, and one of them is Jarvis.
Jarvis is a sophomore studying mechanical engineering. He expects to graduate in 2023. He says going to college was not a big topic of discussion in his family and that he has to work, take out loans, or apply for scholarships to pay for his tuition.
"I just send a huge kudos out to McDonalds and TMCF, and I ask that you all continue, continue, continue to support HBCU's and continue to change one community, one HBCU, and one student at a time," said Jarvis.
Scholarship winners were also given a tablet and other school supplies.
The Black & Positively Golden Scholarship fund is one of three initiatives McDonald’s launched in partnership with TMCF, iHeartMedia and ESSENCE Girls United to support HBCU students and alumni, as well as Black women entrepreneurs.
Click here to learn more about McDonald's HBCU scholarship fund.
WEB EXTRA: Jarvis talks about the impact of the Black and Positively Golden HBCU scholarship