SAIC donates $100K for engineering scholarships at Alabama A&M

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Alabama A&M received a $100,000 donation from SAIC for engineering scholarships. (Jacob Blankenship / Hville Blast)

Science Applications International Corp. recently announced the company’s 2022 $100,000 donation in partnership with Alabama A&M University.

This year’s scholarship will finance the education of two incoming freshmen pursuing a career in the historically Black university’s College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences. Here’s some more info:

First-time partnership

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This new scholarship is the first time SAIC has partnered with AAMU. (SAIC via Facebook)

This is the first year SAIC has partnered with Alabama A&M to provide opportunities for students to pursue opportunities through the College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences and the AAMU-RISE Foundation, which facilitates research and development efforts with the school, industry and government partners.

Science Applications International Corp is a premier Fortune 500 technology integrator driving our nation’s technology transformation, with a portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets that includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. 

“Our relationship with SAIC has provided opportunities for our students to explore comprehensive, rewarding academic experiences, regardless of their financial circumstances. We look forward to augmenting our collaboration to educate and equip future innovators, encouraging the continued success of the school’s programs.”

Dr. Zhengtao Deng, interim dean of Alabama A&M’s College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences

One recipient already selected

Lebo Mashego, began AAMU this fall. (Alabama A&M University)

One of this year’s scholarship recipients, Lebo Mashego, began AAMU this fall. Mashego, who was inspired to apply for the SAIC STEM Scholarship by his sister, an AAMU alumna, plans to study mechanical engineering. 

AAMU has yet to select a second scholarship recipient.

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Michael Seale
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