Diageo Donates $10 Million Dollars to HBCUs!
Posted By: Will Moss on February 03, 2021 |
The North America business of Diageo, a global beverage leader, is committing $10 million to support 25 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and creating permanent endowed funds to provide financial aid grants anticipated to benefit thousands of talented students in need over the years. Funds will be available for HBCU students across different disciplines and majors, and distributed according to each institution’s financial aid process.
The program will provide funding to support students at the following institutions:
Alabama A&M University, Alabama State University, Bowie State University, Clark Atlanta University, Delaware State University, Dillard University, Fisk University, Fort Valley State University, Florida A&M University, Grambling State University, Hampton University, Harris-Stowe State University, Howard University, Jackson State University, Kentucky State University, Morehouse College, Morgan State University, Norfolk State University, North Carolina A&T University, North Carolina Central University, Tennessee State University, Tuskegee University, University of Virgin Islands, Winston-Salem State University, and Xavier University.
With a goal of helping to change the complexion of the beverage alcohol industry, Diageo North America has also committed to taking a step to build a pipeline of talented leaders through an internship platform over the coming years.
The company will provide opportunities for HBCU students to gain valuable work experience at a fast pace that could help them with their future career aspirations or jump-start their career in the consumer goods industry.
As part of this commitment, Diageo North America is also exploring the creation of Innovation Hubs at select institutions to provide students and faculty with an experiential approach and resources that complement traditional learning. The program will include Diageo providing mentorship, lecturers for faculty and students and curriculum development assistance.
This initiative was created by working closely with Diageo North America’s African Heritage Business Resource Group (A.H.E.A.D.) to focus on the priorities and actions, along with the right partnerships, to make the most meaningful impact in the Black community.
Careers in the Beer, Wine & Spirits Industry
Diversity in the Beer, Wine and Spirits industry is becoming a high priority as companies understand the importance of their workforce mirroring that of their customer base.
Diageo is not the only company making moves in the HBCU space.
The Boston Beer Company, mostly known for their Sam Adams brand of beers, has recently signed up to partner with HBCUConnect.com to present a wide variety of career opportunities for HBCU Students and Graduates interested in careers within the industry.
Interested in a career in this fast growing industry?
Check out career opportunities available now with the Boston Beer Company!
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