(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Department of Computer Science at Jackson State University recently received $10,000 from Walmart to provide student scholarships. The award is double what Walmart provided to Jackson State the previous year for scholarships.
“We truly appreciate the support that Walmart has provided and we are really excited about establishing a long-term relationship with them,” said Loretta Moore, chair of JSU’s Computer Science Department.
Jackson State has been working to strengthen ties with the corporation to expand internships and employment opportunities for students and graduates.
“We’ve been working with a particular campus recruiter and she’s been really engaged,” Moore said. “We recently had our first full-time hire in Walmart’s computer science development area.”
The funds from Walmart are part of the corporation’s Leadership in Technology and Innovations Scholarship program. The Walmart award to Jackson State University follows another corporate gift to the Computer Science Department. In 2010, State Farm awarded the department $50,000 for scholarships and program enhancement.