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Bowie State’s $1M gift from Adobe aims to increase tech talent pipeline

Adobe, a Fortune 500 technology company, announced a $1 million donation to Bowie State University as an inaugural member of the Adobe Anchor School Program.

The program aims to build deep partnerships with historically Black colleges and universities and Hispanic-serving institutions to develop unique solutions that expose students to careers in tech and prepare them with the creativity and digital skills they’ll need for the future.

Announced at Adobe for All Week, the company’s annual diversity and inclusion gathering, the program will provide 100 scholarships of up to $15,000 for students of color, as well as a variety of resources and opportunities to help students and faculty prepare for careers in tech and creative industries. Adobe will work with the anchor schools to shape the program to meet the needs of the individual campuses.

The Anchor School Program adds to Adobe’s ongoing diversity and inclusion initiatives. Winston Salem State University and San Jose State University, a Hispanic-serving institution, were also included in the inaugural group of anchor schools.