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GREENSBORO – North Carolina A&T University on Friday announced it is one of 10 institutions to receive a $5 million grant from Google, designed to help create pathways and opportunities for increased diverse representation in the STEM industry. The one-time unrestricted financial grant will provide North Carolina A&T University with financial support for scholarships, technological infrastructure support, career readiness and curriculum development.

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“Google plays a significant, if not singular, role in the lives of people and organizations around the world, and we are delighted to see the company growing its involvement with North Carolina A&T,” said Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. of North Carolina A&T, the leading STEM institution among all HBCUs. “Through dialogue with CEO Sundar Pichai and other senior Google leaders, we have been pleased by the opportunity to deepen the company’s knowledge over the past year about the many opportunities that HBCUs offer Google and our country. The investments that Google is announcing today underscore their belief in our institutions. Along with my colleagues at North Carolina A&T, I look forward to building further on our rich and productive partnership. We are deeply grateful for Google’s generosity,” said Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. of North Carolina A&T

“I’m delighted to provide our HBCU partners with a $50 million unrestricted grant. These institutions are actively shaping the next generation of Black leaders and are helping build a more diverse workforce across all industries. This investment further solidifies our commitment to providing access and opportunities for underrepresented groups in tech,” added Melonie Parker, Chief Diversity Officer at Google.