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CSUN Lands $2 Million in Community Grants for STEM Initiatives

CSU Northridge’s Global Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Equity Innovation Hub announced $1.8 million in grants that will be available for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) initiatives at 21 other CSU campuses.

The grants will range from $50,000 to $150,000 and currently have an open application process that will be due Sept. 26.

“The HSI Community Grants will provide the financial and technological fuel to spark innovation and build the nationwide repository of strategies that positively impact our students and enable their success,” CSU Northridge President Erika D. Beck said in a statement. “Our students’ success impacts not only their lives, but their families and entire communities, creating a brighter and more equitable future for us all.”

The CSUN Equity Innovation Hub, which will be housed on CSUN’s campus, is a public-private partnership that has received $25 million in funding from Apple and the State of California. The innovation hub focuses on providing opportunities to underserved students with skills for STEM careers.

“HSIs serve as a beacon of opportunity for Latinx/Hispanic students and communities of color, and we’re thrilled to help create new educational pathways on their campuses for this next generation of STEM learners and leaders,” Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, said in a statement.

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