Goldman Sachs awards Mississippi HBCU Alcorn State University a grant for $125,000 to increase college access.

The grant was made possible by Alcorn sophomore Tyarian Carson’s contributions during the Goldman Sachs’ Market Madness: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Possibilities Program.

Tyarian Carson, sophomore and mass communication major at Alcorn State University

“It was the best experience,” Carson related. “I meet wonderful and kind people and learned so many new things about myself.”

Carson, a native of Canton, Miss. and mass communication major, participated in a competition and weekly educational sessions to learn more about the company and its function.

“Alcorn is known for providing an exceptional experience that prepares graduates for a lifetime of success,” said Dr. Felecia M. Nave, president of Alcorn State University. “We deeply appreciate Goldman Sachs for providing a unique opportunity for our students to broaden their financial literacy skills through this program and Goldman Sachs’ generous support for vital student financial aid and scholarships.”

In 2021, Goldman Sachs committed $25 million to Historically Black Colleges and Universities under its initiative to build an “inclusive and dynamic economy and society.”

About Alcorn State University
Alcorn State University is a public historically Black, comprehensive land-grant institution of higher education that provides access and opportunity for diverse students to excel intellectually, build character, and overcome barriers so they can become productive leaders who make meaningful contributions to society. Alcorn is the oldest public historically black land-grant institution in the United States and the second-oldest state-supported institution of higher learning in Mississippi. For more information, visit

About Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs is a leading global financial institution that delivers a broad range of financial services across investment banking, securities, investment management and consumer banking to a large and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. For more information, visit

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