The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities are among the recipients of the $2.9 million that General Motors Foundation will award for higher education.
A total of 26 universities and partnering organizations across the country will be awarded grant money through GM Foundation's University/Organization Partner Program. The foundation has given about $31.3 million during the last 10 years to advance Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, which are valuable fields to the automotive industry. The GM Foundation was founded in 1976.
"Working with leaders in education to strengthen curricula, foster a diverse learning environment and challenge young minds is a top priority for us," said GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard, in a statement. "By supporting higher education programs, we are ensuring that the next generation of leaders and innovators receive the necessary knowledge and skills to compete in a global marketplace."
Other recipients of GM Foundation's University/Organization Partner Program are National Black MBA Association, National Society of Black Engineers, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, University of Puerto Rico, Society of Women Engineers, Stanford University, University of Texas-Austin, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
For more information, visit www.gm.com/gmfoundation.
SOURCE General Motors Foundation
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