Air Force Scholarships Geared Toward HBCUsAugust 16, 2020 | :
by Walter Hudson
In an effort to diversify its ranks, the Air Force announced that it will offer 100 additional scholarships to students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Air Force officials say that the scholarships are one in a series of efforts aimed at promoting diversity within the military.
“Although HBCUs make up a small percentage of our nation’s colleges and universities, they have historically graduated a large percentage of Blacks with STEM degrees,” said Col. Christopher Bennett, Air Force ROTC commander. “Additionally, because the student bodies of HBCUs tend to have a higher percentage of racial and ethnic diversity, students at those schools have more opportunities to learn from the valuable insights of their peers that should help them be better leaders to all the diverse Airmen they will be responsible to lead.”