Ten HBCUs To Obtain $1 Million From Social Media Gaint TikTok
Social media giant Tik Tok has announced it will donate $ 1 million to 10 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to help underrepresented students.
Tik Tok announced on Dec. 23 and said the funds will support scholarships for students in medicine, public health, and other health areas.
The 10 schools receiving funding are Xavier University in Louisiana, Tugaloo University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina A&T University, South Carolina State University, Laredo College, University of South Dakota, the Florida A&M University, Delaware State University, and Virginia Union University.
“We believe investing in the next generation of Black, Latin American and Indigenous doctors, nurses, pediatricians, surgeons and other key health care workers is one of the best ways to invest in America’s future,” a statement said Company.
Johnson Akinleye, Ph.D., the Chancellor of North Carolina Central, said the donation will help students become doctors.
“This investment will ensure that our students who want to work in the nursing frontlines can complete their education and seek solutions to some of the most difficult medical problems our society is facing, including COVID-19,” Akinleye said in one Explanation. “NCCU graduates are leaders in health sciences providing valuable services to vulnerable citizens in North Carolina and across the country. We thank TikTok for demonstrating the worth of this critical workforce with a meaningful gift promoting the education of health professionals at our university. “
HBCUs have received significant donations this year due to the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement this summer. Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, has donated to HBCUs several times this year.
In July, Scott donated $ 160 million to various HBCUs including Hampton University, Tuskegee University, Howard University, Spelman College, and Morehouse College. This month Scott donated $ 40 million to Morgan State University and last week donated $ 25 million to Alcorn State University and $ 6 million to Tugaloo.