Grambling State University launches new scholarship program

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Grambling State University’s President is awarding $300,000 in scholarships for students pursuing degrees in technology related fields.

The application process started Friday for President Rick Gallot’s Technology Scholarship Tour, which will award ten tuition and fee scholarships to incoming freshmen from across the country.

The Grambling State University Technology Scholarship Tour aims to expose high school students from across the U.S. to the growing career opportunities in Cybersecurity, Computer Science and related disciplines.

The tour’s goal is to leverage Grambling State’s historic legacy as a leading producer of African-American technology graduates and to help create the next generation of innovators.
 
“History tells us that our programs equip students to become CIOs, information entrepreneurs, and leaders in emerging technologies,” said President Gallot. “Our tour and scholarships will engage a whole new generation of leaders and share the good news, that a Grambling State degree positions you to one-day lead companies like Microsoft and Amazon.”
 
For more than five years, Grambling State has led Louisiana in producing African-American Computer Science graduates. The school is also home to Louisiana’s first Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity.
 
Only incoming freshman are eligible for the scholarship and must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and a minimum ACT Score of 21 or higher.  Recipients must declare and make satisfactory degree progress in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Computer Information System, or Engineering Technology.

High school students interested in applying for the scholarship, must submit the required essay at gram.edu/techtour on or before April 17, 2019, at 11:59pm.

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