Lilly introduces scholars program for Florida A&M University’s Business Students
Eli Lilly and Company will deepen its partnership with Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) with the inaugural Sybil C. Mobley Scholars Program. The program, in part, aims to increase the representation of diverse talent in Lilly's marketing organization.
Lilly has been a staple partner in the FAMU School of Business and Industry's (SBI) Internship Program for decades, as well as a corporate participant in its annual career expos, which has led to the recruitment of talented sales and marketing employees throughout the years.
"Lilly has been supportive of Dean Mobley and SBI since its inception," said SBI Dean Shawnta Friday-Stroud, Ph.D. "Lilly's innovative Scholars Program is a true example of a great company putting its money where its mouth is.”
As a result of its past recruitment success at FAMU, Lilly has expanded its strategy to target qualified business and/or marketing students for internships and full-time opportunities.
"We strive to hire the best talent from all backgrounds, so that we can leverage their unique ideas and perspectives to create better solutions for the people we serve," said John Bamforth, Ph.D., vice president and chief marketing officer at Lilly USA. "It's critical that our workforce continue to reflect the diverse people whose health and lives we're working to improve."
The Scholars Program will provide a 10-week internship for up to eight eligible students the summer after their junior year in the Lilly marketing organization. Upon completion of their internship, students who are offered and accept a full-time job offer at Lilly will receive a $12,500 scholarship to be applied to their senior year tuition, fees, room and board, books, and any other expenses incurred by recipients due to their attendance and enrollment.
The internship will be located in Indianapolis, Ind., where Lilly is headquartered. Howard University's business school will also partner with Lilly to offer a Scholars Program.