Birmingham Promise tuition program to receive $8M from these area corporations

By Associated Engineering Press

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Justin Williams, a rising sophomore at the University of Alabama studying computer engineering and a Birmingham Promise scholar, said the program provides life-changing opportunities. “Thanks to this wonderful initiative, I have been provided the opportunity to do many different things,” said Williams, a 2020 graduate of Parker High School. “I was able to participate in not only one, but two apprenticeship opportunities . . . I am able to attend the University of Alabama… that provides me with the opportunity to not worry about a financial strain on myself and my family and I can focus on my work and being the best person I can be.”

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Posted on: May 26, 2021    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Giving, In The News, Students