Alcorn State University Receives $1 million from Cargill
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Cargill is donating more than $1 million to Alcorn State University as part of its Thrive program. The program goes beyond scholarships and provides students with mentoring, development programming, and career coaching to help transform their education into meaningful careers. The Thrive program is part of Cargill’s broader commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is focused on achieving gender parity, advancing underrepresented groups in leadership around the world, and combatting anti-Black racism.
Alcorn State University is among twenty-eight historically Black colleges and universities that have partnered with Strada Education Network. Strada is a nonprofit organization focusing on improving individuals’ social mobility through “boosting purposeful connections between education and work.” The initiative’s goal is to prepare the next generation of leaders by assisting students with making the connection between their career and leadership goals. Through the partnership, students will have access to leadership development, scholarships, and financial assistance to support them during internships.