The Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation has announced a scholarship program that will benefit 12 historically Black colleges and universities. The HBCUs will be selected based on funding needs, proximity to Ralph Lauren Corporation’s U.S. operation center, and having disciplines that support the retail industry. Spelman College and Morehouse College in Atlanta have been announced as two participating institutions.
According to the company, the program coincides with Ralph Lauren Corporation’s “commitment to addressing systemic racism and racial injustice by creating more pathways for equity within the fashion industry and beyond, beginning with education.”
“This new scholarship will allow high-achieving students in need of financial support to graduate with less debt, ready to step into their careers,” said Mary Schmidt Campbell, president of Spelman College. “We’re extremely proud to join forces with the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation in its effort to increase equity and access in the fashion industry.”