16 Jul: Best Buy Joins HBCU Partnership Challenge

Today’s youth are tomorrow’s designers, engineers, artists and entrepreneurs, which is why Best Buy is committed to building brighter futures for students across the country.  

To support students and build a diverse talent pipeline, we are proud to join the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Partnership Challenge. The challenge is a bipartisan effort led by the Congressional HBCU Caucus to promote greater engagement and support between private companies and HBCUs, including developing new career possibilities for students and improving diversity and inclusion across industries. 

“Best Buy is committed to increasing diversity within all levels of our company,” said Amelia Hardy, Best Buy’s vice president of strategic community engagement.


04 Mar: Best Buy creates scholarship fund for HBCU students

To support students and build a diverse talent pipeline across the country, Best Buy has committed to provide $44 million to expand college prep and career opportunities for Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) students.

As part of those efforts, we partnered with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to launch a scholarship fund that helps reduce financial barriers for Black students attending historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and prepares them for the tech-reliant jobs of the future.


16 Jan: Introducing the Inaugural Class of Best Buy Scholars

Every young person deserves an opportunity to pursue their dreams, but not everyone gets the same access to resources they need.

That’s why we created the Best Buy Scholars program, which provides college scholarships for diverse students.

Together with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, we are aiming to make a college degree more accessible for students, including those who were active participants at a Best Buy Teen Tech Center.

We are excited to welcome the first six scholars, each of whom will receive an internship and mentorship along with their scholarship.


15 Nov: Best Buy Named A Top Employer for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Best Buy is proud to rank No. 11 on the HBCU Connect’s list of the Top 50 Employers for HBCU Students and Graduates.

The list consists of reputable employers who were chosen based on excellent recruitment efforts from more than 100 of the country’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) schools.

Over the past year, Best Buy has held numerous on-campus hiring events and has used a variety of marketing channels, including email, online and print advertising, to recruit students and recent grads for internships and post-graduation opportunities.