Intel Corporation, the high technology and chip processor company based in Santa Clara, California, has announced the establishment of the Intel HBCU Grant Program. Under the program, six historically Black universities will receive a total of $4.5 million over a three-year period to help retain students in STEM degree programs.
The participating HBCUs are Florida A&M University, Morgan State University in Baltimore, Howard University in Washington, D.C., Prairie View A&M University in Texas, North Carolina A&T State University, and Tuskegee University in Alabama.
The program has three major components:
- Scholarships: Two-year scholarships for students from college juniors to Ph.D.-level students with majors in computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering.
- Student Experiences: Providing computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering students with opportunities to participate in labs, workshops and research experiences.
- Tech Industry Workshops: Workshops hosted by Intel that bring together HBCUs and the technology industry to equip students with the relevant skills to succeed in the technology sector.