[Dallas, TX. – August 2014]
This summer the Tom Joyner Foundation and Tyson Foods partnered to launch the TScholar Program for sophomores and juniors majoring in business and agriculture at selected Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
As part of the partnership, Tyson Foods donated $30,000 to the Tom Joyner Foundation for 12 TScholars at these four HBCUs: Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, Fla., North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, N.C., Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tenn., and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, Ark.
This new scholarship is a sign that Tyson Foods shares my love and passion for HBCUs,” said Tom Joyner, founder and chairman of the Tom Joyner Foundation and host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show. “These scholarships will go a long way to helping these students fulfill their dreams.” Rashad Delph, Director of Corporate Recruiting for Tyson Foods, said, “I am proud to be a part of a company that continues to invest in HBCUs and understands the importance of investing young African Americans. Our hope is to plant that seed and help young Americans succeed in business and agriculture.”
The Students were also eligible to receive a mentored internship at a Tyson Foods facility for the summer of 2015. The winners were announced late July and were awarded $2500 scholarships and future internships with Tyson Food . Here are a few pictures of the TScholars, President of Tysons Donnie Smith, and faculty from NCA&T.
About Tyson Foods, Inc.
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE TSN), with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world’s largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef and pork, the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500. The company was founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson, whose family has continued to be involved with son Don Tyson leading the company for many years and grandson John H. Tyson serving as the current Chairman of the Board of Directors.