Chevrolet Canada is partnering with the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) to promote excellence in technology and innovation from the Canadian Black community. The partnership includes the establishment of two $5,000 engineering scholarships, as well as platinum sponsorship of the annual BBPA Harry Jerome Awards. Chevrolet will present the Technology & Innovation Award on April 30th at the 29th Annual Harry Jerome Awards Gala to be held at the Toronto Congress Centre
The Chevrolet Scholarships for Excellence in Engineering will be awarded annually to one male student and one female student from the Black community. Encouraging diversity amongst engineering students will strengthen innovation, an element that will benefit the automotive industry, along with many others. These scholarships join a suite of awards supported by General Motors (GM) of Canada, which has partnered with institutions across Canada to improve accessibility and diversity in areas such as engineering and business.
“We are extremely happy to welcome Chevrolet’s leadership in fostering achievements in science, innovation, and technology from one of Canada’s many diverse communities,” said Pauline Christian, president of the BBPA. “Chevrolet’s commitment not only helps distinguish those with significant accomplishments in their fields of expertise, but also breaks down barriers for youth by improving accessibility to post-secondary education and building a strong foundation for future success.”
For more information on the BBPA, or to attend the Harry Jerome Awards gala, please visit www.bbpa.org.