Auto Club Group offers $250,000 in scholarships to 5 HBCUs
DEARBORN, Mich. – Students at five historically black colleges and universities will share $250,000 in scholarships from The Auto Club Group, based in Dearborn, Michigan.
The AAA Social Justice Innovator Scholarship will be available to students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, math, and business at minority-serving schools in the 14 states where Auto Club Group (ACG) operates.
The program is part of its celebration of Black History Month and aims to help reduce barriers for underrepresented students in higher education.
“As Black History Month honors its leaders past and present, ACG offers this scholarship to financially support the leaders and innovators of tomorrow,” said Keith Mobley, Vice President ACG Corporate Social Responsibility Deputy. “In addition, we will provide Fellows with a free one-year AAA Classic membership and other opportunities with ACG. Our hope is to contribute to the education of students and help prepare them for long-term careers.
The scholarship is part of the Auto Club Group’s million-dollar social justice initiative, which spans the year to create more just and equitable communities for African Americans and other people of color.
First round of funding goes to Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, Claflin University in South Carolina, Clark Atlanta University in Georgia, Fisk University in Tennessee, and Central Carolina University North.
With over 13 million members in 14 US states, the province of Quebec and two US territories, The Auto Club Group is the second largest AAA club in North America.
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