Georgia Power Gives Six Georgia HBCUs $1.625 Million for Tech and Development

Georgia Power is giving six of Georgia’s historically Black colleges and universities $1.625 million for technology, infrastructure and development in the 2020-2021 academic year, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

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The six HBCUs are Albany State University, Clark Atlanta University, Fort Valley State University, Morehouse College, Savannah State University and Spelman College.

The gift is part of Southern Company’s – Georgia Power’s parent – $50 million HBCU Initiative, which “provides HBCU students with scholarships, internships, leadership development and access to technology and innovation to support career readiness,” The AJC reported.

The $1.625 million is part of the latest round of grants – $5.1 million – from Southern Company to help improve problems at HBCUs in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.