Claflin University receives $5 million grant from Google.

Claflin University will use a $5 million grant from Google to help foster diverse representation in STEM industries.

The Orangeburg school is one of 10 institutions to receive the grants, designed to increased opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, according to a news release. The one-time, unrestricted grant will provide financial support for scholarships, tech infrastructure, career readiness and curriculum development.

"Claflin University greatly appreciates Google's support and transformational investment in HBCUs," university president Dwaun J. Warmack said in the release. "The gift will enhance our commitment to providing students access to exceptional academic programs in a distinctive, culturally-diverse environment. This grant demonstrates the strength and trajectory of Claflin's global reputation as a leading liberal arts university with a thriving STEM agenda. These funds will also support University initiatives related...

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