The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), which represents 47 historically Black colleges and universities with total enrollments of about 300,000 students, has participated with the U.S. Army Cadet Command to increase opportunities for African American students in STEM fields. Under the program, representatives of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund visited 452 high schools, community organizations, and other groups between September 2012 and March 2013. The TMCF officials provided information to students about opportunities in the Army’s Reserve Officer Training Program. The program targeted students with high school grade point averages of 3.7 or higher, had minimum SAT math and reading scores of 1260, and were varsity letter winners.
Army ROTC programs have provides millions of dollars in college scholarships for students at historically Black colleges and universities.