Apple, Google award millions in grants to HBCUs

By: | June 18, 2021

Apple is awarding $5 million “Innovation Grants” to four HBCUs, the company announced. Alabama A&M University, Howard University, Morgan State University, and Prairie View A&M University will get the grants, which are part of the company’s broader $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative launched in June 2020.

The three-year grants are part of the iPhone maker’s New Silicon Initiative to help prepare students for careers in hardware technology and silicon chip design. Apple said the grants will support each university’s engineering school as well as help expand emerging hardware technologies coursework and expertise, particularly in computer architecture and silicon engineering.

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