Google gives $5 million to Tuskegee University

Google gives $5 million to Tuskegee University

Tuskegee University is one of 10 institutions nationwide to receive a $5 million grant from Google designed to help create pathways and opportunities for increased diverse representation in the STEM industry.

The unrestricted grant will provide Tuskegee with support for scholarships, technological infrastructure, career readiness and curriculum development.

“I am so very pleased that Google chose Tuskegee University as one of its partners for this program. Their $5 million gift will support the University as it bolsters its work in STEM education and moves forward into new fields in STEM and in business,” said Interim President of Tuskegee University Charlotte P. Morris, Ph.D. “This gift will have a lasting and profound impact on the course of the University’s future plans.”

Melonie Parker, chief diversity officer for Google, said the grants solidify Google’s commitment “to providing access and opportunities for underrepresented groups in tech.”

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“I’m delighted to provide our HBCU partners with a $50 million unrestricted grant,” she said. “These institutions are actively shaping the next generation of Black leaders and are helping build a more diverse workforce across all industries.”

This investment builds on Google’s Pathways to Tech initiative, which was announced earlier this year and is designed to build equity for HBCU computing education, help job seekers find tech roles, and ensure that Black employees have growth opportunities and feel included at work.

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