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Beyonce’ and Google Award Grambling State $25,000


 

GRAMBLING, LA — After closing out a history-making Coachella performance, artist Beyonce and her BEYGood initiative announced a partnership with Google to award another $100,000 to Historically Black Colleges and Universities that will include Grambling State University for the 2018-19 academic year.

 

“We’re so grateful to Beyoncé and the generous team at Google,” says Rick Gallot, President of Grambling State University. “They are both stellar examples of how individuals from all over can help support and empower the important work at HBCUs.”
 

The contribution to Grambling State will support the University’s continual leadership in STEM fields. The University is the #1 producer of African-American Computer Science graduates in the state.
 

“Google understands the vital role historically black colleges and universities play in delivering a high quality and culturally responsive education,” states Maab Ibrahim, a Google.org program manager. “In the last several years, Google has launched innovative programs to close the distance between Silicon Valley and HBCUs; we are proud to continue that commitment by matching Beyoncé’s generous donation.”
 

For media interviews and more information on Grambling State University, email mediarelations@gram.edu or call (318) 243-5012.
 

To show your support for Grambling State, visit www.gram.edu/giving.
 

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