HBCU Week celebrates the many benefits these institutions bring to our communities. Two BGE interns reflect on the opportunities they’ve gained through their HBCUs.
Two BGE Scholars and current interns – Tevin Lewis, Ph.D. student at Morgan State University and Rosheen Simpson, Senior, Bowie State University, share their experiences at both BGE and their Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Produced by Dylan Slagle
These anchor institutions create economic equity and mobility, lead and support community development efforts, and support students experiencing systemic and generational marginalization. BGE has partnered with our region’s HBCUs which are uniquely positioned to impact communities of color directly and dramatically .
These partnerships with Bowie State University, Coppin State University and Morgan State University include the establishment of a grant in 2021 to provide funding for scholarships to 45 “BGE Scholars.” To date, BGE has provided $1,275,000 to HBCUs via scholarships and persistence grants, as well as for faculty and student-led research and innovation.
Along with grant funding, BGE provides mentorship, professional development, career-exposing activities and prioritization for summer internships in a wide-ranging assortment of disciplines including engineering, government affairs and community impact initiatives.