– Today, Verily announced a partnership with Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, to establish an endowed award of $575,000 to fund a new Verily Scholars Program.
– The program will provide an annual scholarship to an exceptional Morehouse student majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering) careers and will also fund up to three annual all-expenses paid summer internships at Verily. Verily looks forward to connecting Morehouse scholars to the biotech and life sciences industry, as well as engaging more broadly with the school as guest lecturers, career development advisors and advisory board members.
The Verily Endowed Scholarship Fund will help to make a Morehouse education more affordable for students and connect rising scholars in life sciences, mathematics, and technology with industry leaders. The College educates 2,100 students annually, 50 percent of whom come from families with household incomes of $40,000 or less.
“Black men are underrepresented in STEM careers, from the offices of Silicon Valley tech giants, and down the information highway to the health care industry where there are emerging opportunities in data science that offer very lucrative salaries,” said Monique Dozier, Vice President of the Office of Institutional Advancement at Morehouse College. “We are proud to be working with Verily to address this disparity, and I would like to thank them for their generous gift. Morehouse College is a center of excellence in STEM studies and moral leadership that prepares scholars for success in science and technology careers.”