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Hennessy and Thurgood Marshall College Fund expand Hennessy Fellows with the launch of a new online academy, the announcement of the 2020 cohort, and a celebration of the graduating class of 2020.

Hennessy Fellows in New York City, sponsored by Hennessy and The Thurgood Marshall College Fund


Hennessy Fellows is an unprecedented $10M initiative for HBCU grad students, designed to equip the next generation of diverse C-suite leaders through financial assistance, access and experiences.


Hennessy and TMCF are launching a first-ever online academy in June. It will be available to Hennessy Fellows and students, aged 21 and older, of publicly-supported HBCUs and PBIs, TMCF member-schools.

Designed specifically for diverse candidates, this platform pulls back the curtain to C-Suite leaders, offering transparent insights and resources to help students navigate corporate America.

The portal is also accessible via the Hennessy Fellows page at

Visit Online Academy
Preview image of Hennessy Fellows online learning academy.


Hennessy and TMCF congratulate the inaugural Hennessy Fellows class, graduating in May. We celebrate their accomplishment, and stand with them as they look towards their future, prepared with the tools for success.

Hennessy and TMCF welcome the second cohort of Fellows. These high-achieving, high-potential students represent Clark Atlanta University, Howard, Morgan State, Southern and Florida A&M Universities.

Applications for the third class of Hennessy Fellows will open August 2020.

Inaugural cohort of Hennessy Fellows.


Join us for the #HBCUGradParty with D‑Nice, Sponsored by Hennessy & TMCF. Members of the Hennessy family, including Nas and A$AP Ferg, will join in the virtual celebration.

The party will kick off May 16th at 9pm ET on D‑Nice’s Instagram Live for viewers aged 21+. Tune in and help us celebrate all our graduates.

D-Nice on Instagram
Invite to D-Nice virtual party, with special guests Nas, and ASAP Ferg.

Hennessy V.S

Hennessy Very Special (V.S) is one of the most popular cognacs in the world. Matured in new oak barrels, Hennessy V.S is bold and fragrant. Its beguiling character is uniquely Hennessy, a timeless choice with an intensity all its own. Hennessy V.S offers toasted and fruit notes, with a rich, clearly defined palate and a welcoming exuberance.

Hennessy V.S expresses its vibrant and dynamic personality through unique artist partnerships and annual limited editions. Easy to enjoy, it’s a perfect cognac for high-energy occasions and sharing the moment.

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