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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Siemens establishes new Scholarship for HBCU Students

The Siemens Corp. has a established a new $1M scholarship fund to encourag with the UNCF and Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund to encourage HBCU students to pursue careers as math and science teachers.

Million Dollar Scholarship Fund Established to Encourage Minority Students to Pursue Careers in Teaching Math and Science

"We all know that good schools are impossible without good teachers," said Wilbert Bryant, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs, Department of Education. "The Siemens Foundation scholarship money will help increase the number of teachers going into America's classrooms. The collaboration of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund and the United Negro College Fund will assist 85 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in their efforts to encourage minority students in pursuing a career in science and mathematics."

The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund has 47 member public HBCUs; the UNCF provides operational support to the 38 private institutions. The two organizations will select scholarship recipients each year.

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