By: Alabama A&M University

Alabama A&M University is one of 22 institutions joining the Strada HBCU Initiative this year. A $25 million grant – the largest ever given by the organization – will provide scholarships, networking, and leadership development opportunities to more than 500 HBCU students over eight years. The Strada HBCU Initiative launched in October 2021 with 28 institutions. After a successful pilot year, the initiative has been expanded to include 50 institutions.

“HBCUs have delivered on the promise and practice of cultivating economic mobility for more than 150 years. We are proud to play a small part in supporting their important work,” said Strada CEO Stephen Moret.

Through the initiative, the AAMU Presidential Honors Program will receive a 8-year, $385,000 grant to fund scholarships, internship stipends, and leadership development programming through 2029.

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