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ATLANTA (AP) — Spelman College will use a $1 million grant to increase the number of engineers who are black women.

Officials announced Friday that the historically black women’s college got a grant from ExxonMobil. It will allow the college to offer scholarships to women interested in technology-related programs.

The college says six students majoring in a targeted science or math areas will be selected annually as ExxonMobil Scholars. In addition to the scholarship, they will receive mentoring, internships, research training and access to labs at Spelman and Georgia Tech.

The college is already ranked as one of the leading producers of black females who go on to earn doctoral degrees in science and engineering.


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