Senator Tim Scott and bipartisan members of Congress reveal a new HBCU initiative

Today, South Carolina Senator, Tim Scott joined bipartisan members of Congress to celebrate Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

During the “Fly In” event, Senator Scott and Delaware Senator Chris Coons unveiled their “PARTNERS ACT” (Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of Results for Students).

The Act aims to strengthen HBCUs and help to build on President Trump’s 2017 executive order on helping many first generation and low income students.

“Today was a great way to kick off Black History Month as we welcomed America’s more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to our nation’s Capital. Black history is American history and we all stand on the shoulders of great men and women who came before us paving a way forward,” said Senator Scott. “I am proud to introduce the HBCU PARTNERS Act with Senator Coons (D-DE) to build off of the President’s 2017 HBCU Executive Order to ensure we are doing our best to unleash the enormous potential of our students.”

HBCUs across the country educate more than 300,000 students per year.