By: Norman Dotson Jr./BNC Digital
Sodexo, a company that has deep ties in HBCU culture and maintains relationships with Black institutions by oftentimes supplying meals, announced that it’s creating a scholarship fund for its employees.
The $10 million fund will help employees and their dependents in paying for tuition at HBCU’s involved in a partnership with the company.
“At Sodexo, we are committed to supporting our frontline employees. It drives us to continually look for new ways to help our employees get and stay ahead in a competitive work environment,” the company said in a statement.
According to HBCU Buzz, Sodexo believes a wide range of its workforce was eligible. Whether full- or part-time, hourly, or non-exempt employee, everyone is encouraged to apply, according to the company. That courtesy is extended for the children and other qualified dependents of these workers.
“One of the many ways we can show our support is by helping them bridge the financial gap that may keep them from achieving their higher-education goals,” Sodexo said in a statement.
The Sodexo Scholars Program was created in collaboration with the United Negro College Fund and has partnerships with 23 HBCU’s.