GREENSBORO – North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro is one of 17 historically Black universities and other institutions selected for NBCU Academy, a new program from NBCUniversal News Group.

The program includes funding for journalism programs and scholarships as well as curated curriculum and working withNBCU News Group journalists.

“Creating an inclusive culture for journalism that represents the communities we serve is at the very core of what we do,” said NBCU News Group Chairman Cesar Conde. “Through NBCU Academy, we have the opportunity to widen our extraordinary legacy by building on-ramps for a talented generation of journalists and storytellers who—for so long—may have been overlooked.”

The partners include HBCUs, Hispanic-Serving Institutions and colleges with significant Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Black, Indigenous and tribal populations.

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The program calls for a $6.5 million commitment from NBCUniversal News Group, including $3.5 million in scholarships over the next two years.

The other academic partners include:

· Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York, NY
· California State University, Fullerton in Fullerton, CA
· Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC
· Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA
· Dallas College in Dallas, TX
· El Camino College in Torrance, CA
· Florida International University in Miami, FL
· Hampton University in Hampton, VA
· Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM
· Miami Dade College in Miami, FL
· Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD
· North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC
· Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College in Orangeburg, SC
· The City College of New York in New York, NY
· University of North Texas in Denton, TX
· University of Texas at El Paso in El Paso, TX
· Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, LA

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