September 16, 2021

Adobe Donates $3M To HBCU And HSI Students With Ambitions To Get Into The Tech Industry

US tech giant Adobe has donated $3million to historically Black colleges and universities and a Hispanic serving institution to help minority students get into tech.

Bowie State University, Winston-Salem State University, and a school catering to Hispanic students will receive $1 million donations under Adobe’s new Anchor School Program.

The program aims to “provide students with training, career readiness programs, internships, financial assistance, and digital tools.”

Adobe’s chief talent, diversity, and inclusion officer, Brian Miller, told Fortune that it’s a “deep, focused partnership” that “really” allows the company to expose students to careers within the tech industry.

It also announced that alongside the donation, it would also provide 100 scholarships per year — of up to $15,000 each — to students of color.

When it came to picking the schools – the firm reportedly focused on creative or tech-focused colleges and HBCUs that haven’t received much funding after the 2020 wave of donations.

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Abbianca Makoni

Abbianca Makoni is a content executive and writer at POCIT! She has years of experience reporting on critical issues affecting diverse communities around the globe.

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