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Baker Hughes Foundation gives $1M grant to four Historically Black Colleges and Universities


The Baker Hughes Foundation has announced a $1 million grant to four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) for the 2022-23 academic year. This is part of the Foundation's long-standing mission to promote education and opportunity in the communities where Baker Hughes employees live and work. The funds will be used to help fund a wide range of STEM programs, professional certifications, scholarships, and career readiness and curriculum development programs.

Prairie View A&M University, North Carolina A&T State University, Southern University A&M College, and Texas Southern University are among the universities taking part in the grant programme. They were chosen for their historical ties to Baker Hughes and its employees, as well as their strong academic programs in science, technology, engineering, business, and law.

The Baker Hughes Black Employee Network (BEN) has played an important role in collaborating with the partner universities and developing the grant program. The Baker Hughes Foundation also awarded the four universities a total of $800,000 in grants in 2021.

These grants are consistent with Baker Hughes' strategy of developing the future energy workforce and promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. This contribution also demonstrates Baker Hughes' commitment to advancing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG 4: ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all.

“We are proud to continue the grant program we initiated with these four universities in 2021. Our first-year contribution provided education access, professional certifications and development opportunities to over 1,100 students,” said Regina Jones, Baker Hughes chief legal officer and member of the Baker Hughes Foundation board of trustees.

“Our new grants will facilitate the critical work these universities do to enable future leaders.”

To learn more about Baker Hughes’ do visit its Corporate Responsibility website.