The United Negro College Fund and Sony Interactive Entertainment announced a two million scholarship program to support HBCU students seeking STEM degrees.
UNCF will recruit more than 50 students majoring in computer science or computer engineering for the HBCU Computer Science Scholarship program. Sony Interactive Entertainment financial contribution will support the event to prepare students with professional development after graduating college and transitioning into the technology and gaming industry.
“Through the HBCU Computer Science Academy program, SIE will invest in the preparation of a robust HBCU computer science student pipeline and produce highly qualified and motivated student cohorts, eligible for selection into this program,” said Maurice E. Jenkins, Jr., executive Vice President, and Chief Development Officer at UNCF.
Dr. Chad Womack, Sr. Director of Stem Initiatives and Programs team is working with Sony interactive Entertainment to implement a tailored development program that will include resume review, interview preparation and helping students to learn how to navigate through corporate culture.
The first group of students to receive the scholarship will be this fall. For more information visit www.businesswire.com