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Columbia University is creating more opportunities for Black students in an effort to boost diversity in the corporate world.

Aiming to “be a bridge for talented graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the Fortune 500 companies looking to employ them,” as stated on their website, the ivy league institution is offering a HBCU fellowship beginning this summer. The fellowship will make corporate opportunities more accessible to high-achieving Black students.

“We continually hear from top companies who are striving to diversify their workforces,” Jason Wingard, Dean of the School of Professional Studies, said on Columbia’s website. “The HBCU fellowship creates a direct pipeline of motivated students for our corporate partners, and fosters long lasting relationships between the two.”

Through Columbia’s HBCU fellowship, eligible undergraduate seniors are eligible for fellowships granting full tuition and housing for multiple master’s programs at the institution’s School of Professional Studies.Students will also have access to an industry mentor and a GPA-contingent corporate internship.

Eligible degree programs include Construction Administration, Applied Analytics, Bioethics, and more. Students will also have access to an industry mentor and a GPA-contingent corporate internship.

Read more about Columbia’s new fellowship here.

Check out the list of participating HBCUs below.

Participating HBCUs:

Delaware State University

Florida A&M University

Hampton University

Howard University

Morehouse College

Spelman College

Tuskegee University

University of the District of Columbia

Winston-Salem State University

Xavier University of Louisiana


SOURCE: Columbia University