North Carolina A&T receives $1.35 million from BP's HBCU Fellowship Program to help create talent pipeline for the energy industry
Oil and gas giant BP PLC (NYSE: BP) awards N.C. A&T State University $1.35 million to help create a diverse talent pipeline for energy sector.
Three historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have received $4.05 million from the London-based global oil & gas giant. The HBCU Fellowship Program provides students with scholarships, career development, internships, and exposure to the energy sector. A&T is proud that it has been a catalyst for success in preparing well-trained graduates to power the energy sector's essential infrastructure. Dave Lawler, president and chairman of bp’s America, stated that 'our commitment to diversity and equity is more than just words. "It's not our words that define us. This program will help us build a steady pipeline of talent for tomorrow. The criteria for selecting students for the HBCU Fellowship Program were established and agreed to by bp as well as the universities. Students will be notified of the final decision in April by bp. Applications for admissions are expected to open shortly. Mark Crawford, senior vice president of global diversity, equity, and inclusion at BP, stated that 'we need the best talent as we transform the company. "We are delighted to partner with these universities and offer students the opportunity to get a degree and gain real-world experience within the dynamic and changing energy sector.