ECPI University, which has locations in Greenville, Columbia and Charleston, will open up $4 million in tuition scholarships and other programs to Black students.
The scholarship program called “the Lead, Instruct, Foster and Transform Scholarship” will help finance ECPI tuition, computers and Wi-Fi access for black students in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health care programs, according to a recent news release. The school, along with the Beacon Education Foundation, is seeking to raise additional funding for the scholarship.
“In every way, education can be a great equalizer. By finding meaningful ways to increase access to education, in all communities, our society stands a chance to break down the barrier to racial inequality and income inequality,” the release said.
Other initiatives will include student service projects in underserved communities and events for pre-college minority students to engage with STEM and health career opportunities, according to the release.
ECPI University reported the third-largest graduating class of Black computer science undergraduates in the nation and is one of the largest providers of Black nurses in the mid-Atlantic region, according to the release.