Two corporations have joined forces with just one shared purpose in head: building an “intentional pipeline” to get more college students of color into tech. 

For the following five yrs, Raytheon Systems, which specializes in aerospace and defense, will add just about $8 million to guidance scholarships, internships and mentoring for superior faculty students of shade taking part in the Kapor Center’s SMASH (Summertime Math and Science Honor Academy) application. Raytheon will also supply 10 SMASH college students each and every year with $40,000 engineering and pc science scholarships for university.

The partnership is a section of Raytheon’s 10-yr, $500 million Link Up initiative with eight companies like SMASH, an intense three-year college-prep program the place students study STEM (science, engineering, engineering and math) classes and spend their summers at one of 10 university campuses throughout the region.