HBCU advocates have long pointed out that when recruiters are looking to hire black employees, they start at HBCUs. Many have also encouraged high achieveing students to attend an HBCU for an undergraudate degree and an Ivy League college for grad school. The Dean of Columbia University's School of Professional Studies is supporting both these ideologies by partnering with 10 HBCUs and providing scholarships for its master's degree programs.
Pointing out a desire to meet the needs of many companies that are seeking to diversify their workforce, Dean Jason Wingard said that Columbia University will offer scholarships to students from the ten HBCUs ranked by the Wall Street Journal as the top 10 HBCUs last year. That means that 2o students from Delaware State, Florida A&M, Hampton, Howard, Morehouse, Spelman, Tennesee State, Tuskegee, University of the District of Columbia, Winston- Salem State and Xavier will receive scholarships to earn their master's degrees at the 263-year-old university. They will receive a paid summer internship, industry mentorship and a career coach.
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