DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) — Students at five historically Black colleges and universities will share $250,000 in scholarships from Dearborn, Michigan-based The Auto Club Group.
The AAA Social Justice Innovator Scholarship will be offered to students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, math and business at minority serving schools in the 14 states where The Auto Club Group (ACG) operates.
The program is part of its celebration of Black History Month and intended to help reduce barriers for underrepresented students in higher education.
“As Black History Month honors its leaders of the past and present, ACG is offering this scholarship to financially support the leaders and innovators of tomorrow,” said Keith Mobley, ACG assistant vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility. “In addition, we will offer scholarship recipients a free, one-year AAA Classic Membership and other opportunities with ACG. Our hope is to contribute to students’ education and help prepare them for long-term careers.”
The scholarship is part of The Auto Club Group’s $1 million social justice initiative, which extends year-round to create more just and equitable communities for African Americans and other people of color.
The first round of funding is going to Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, Claflin University in South Carolina, Clark Atlanta University in Georgia, Fisk University in Tennessee and North Carolina Central University.
With more than 13 million members across 14 U.S. states, the province of Quebec and two U.S. territories, The Auto Club Group is the second largest AAA club in North America.