Microsoft Gives $25 Million to Black Colleges

The money will help bolster the use of technology in traditionally black colleges and universities.

by / July 19, 2002
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Microsoft announced a gift of $25 million Friday to the 39 colleges and universities of the United Negro College Fund to expand the use of computer technology on campus.

The grant will go toward a campaign started by the United Negro College Fund in 2000 to help close the digital divide.

"We are extremely appreciative of Microsoft's continued support and commitment to closing the digital divide and expanding educational opportunities for the deserving young men and women that attend UNCF institutions," fund president William H. Gray III said.

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