Bowie State University's $1 Million Gift from Adobe Aims to Increase Tech Talent Pipeline
Posted By: Reggie Culpepper on September 16, 2021 |
Adobe, a Fortune 500 technology company, has announced a $1 million donation to Bowie State University as an inaugural member of the Adobe Anchor School Program. The program aims to build deep partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Hispanic Serving Institutions to develop unique solutions that expose students to careers in tech and prepare them with the creativity and digital skills they’ll need for the future
Announced on Tuesday at the company’s annual diversity and inclusion gathering, Adobe for All Week, the program will provide 100 scholarships of up to $15,000 for students of color as well as a variety of resources and opportunities to help students and faculty prepare for careers in tech and creative industries. Adobe will work with the anchor schools to shape the program to meet the needs of the individual campuses.
“This new partnership with Adobe will enable Bowie State to amplify the work we’ve already begun to create an entrepreneurial environment for innovation, enabling greater supports for increasing digital literacy in our data sciences and analytics, cyber security and digital media programs,” said BSU President Aminta H. Breaux.
“We applaud Adobe for providing training, internships and digital tools for diverse students to develop the skills that will position them to bring new perspectives into technology companies.”
“Longstanding change requires a conviction to innovative solutions and a willingness to lead,” said Brian Miller, Adobe’s chief talent, diversity & inclusion officer. “We will strategically invest in providing students with training, career readiness, internships, financial assistance and digital tools to fuel their professional careers at Adobe or elsewhere.”
The Anchor School Program adds to Adobe’s ongoing diversity and inclusion initiatives. Winston Salem State University and San Jose State University, a Hispanic Serving Institution, were also included in the inaugural group of anchor schools.
About Bowie State University
Bowie State University (BSU) is an important higher education access portal for qualified persons from diverse academic and socioeconomic backgrounds, seeking a high-quality and affordable public comprehensive university. The university places special emphasis on the science, technology, cybersecurity, teacher education, business, and nursing disciplines within the context of a liberal arts education. For more information about BSU, visit bowiestate.edu.
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