First Five RMU Next Century Scholars Begin Their College Career
Full scholarships in math and technology funded by Netflix founder.
Robert Morris University has awarded its first five Next Century Scholarships to five students who began their studies with the start of the fall semester. The full scholarships cover tuition, room, and board and are the first of 20 RMU will offer over the next four years, funded by a $3 million donation from Reed Hastings, founder and co-CEO of Netflix.
RMU Next Century Scholarships are for students majoring in technology or mathematics-related fields and are open to applicants from underrepresented groups and others who demonstrate a commitment to empowering members of underrepresented groups, combating stereotypes, and enabling others to better understand persons of different races, ethnicities, or other traits.
“These five talented students have promising futures ahead of them in the knowledge-based economy, and they are worthy recipients of the first RMU Next Century Scholarships. We hope that their example encourages more excellent students from all backgrounds to pursue careers in technology and math-related fields,” Hastings said.
The students were honored today during a luncheon with RMU President Chris Howard.
“RMU is proud to announce our first cohort of Next Century Scholars for the fall, and I am grateful to my friend Reed Hastings for showing such an admirable commitment to building new talent pipelines in career fields that will be increasingly important in the future,” said Howard.
In addition to the majors listed below, the scholarships are available to students majoring in Data Analytics, Mathematics, Statistics and Predictive Analytics, User Experience/User Interface (UX/UI) Design, as well as the university’s other Engineering programs.
2021 RMU NEXT CENTURY SCHOLARS:
|Samuel Berehe||Computer Information Systems||Lancaster, Pa.|
|Anthony Guerrero||Cybersecurity||Pleasant Hills, Pa.|
|Aminah Harp||Actuarial Science||Neshannock Twp., Pa.|
|Nana Akua Osei-Sarfo||Actuarial Science||Silver Spring, Md.|
|Thandi Pfuma||Biomedical Engineering||Lusaka, Zambia|