Creating opportunities with HBCUs
In 2021, we announced a $5 million dollar grant to support historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
Tennessee State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University, and LeMoyne-Owen College are receiving $1 million each. The initiative is a collaborative effort among FedEx and each institution designed to help prepare students for the workforce beyond formal education. A portion of the money is helping students, faculty, and staff who have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Additional grants fund Lane College, Miles College, Paul Quinn College, and Fayetteville State University.
This new initiative continues our longstanding commitment to support HBCUs.
Other investments include an on-campus FedEx Logistics satellite office offering part-time employment opportunities at Mississippi Valley State and endowed scholarships at LeMoyne-Owen College, Tennessee State University, and Jackson State University.
We also conduct leadership summits in support of the Southern Heritage Classic for students at Tennessee State University and Jackson State University.
Additionally, we’ve been a longtime supporter of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund as well as the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) for 20+ years.
At the August NASCAR race in Daytona, Denny Hamlin's #11 paint scheme showcased our support for the HBCU community. In addition, the presidents of the four HBCUs represented on the car attended the race.
From left to right are: Dr. Jerryl Briggs, Sr. (Mississippi Valley State University), Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover (Tennessee State University), Dr. Vernell Bennett-Fairs (LeMoyne-Owen College), Thomas K. Hudson (Jackson State University)