Bowie State University’s computer science doctoral program has been awarded a $753,000 grant by the United States Department of Education. The five-year grant, a result of the Historically Black Graduate Institutions (HBGI) Title III program, will be used to provide scholarships to BSU students interested in the doctoral program.

“We will utilize the grant for special assistance in preparing students within the particular program to conduct research and become leaders in computer science and technology, and to develop advanced educational skills to meet the demands of high-tech job markets,” said Dr. Sadanand Srivastava, chair of the Department of Computer Science at BSU, in a press statement. “This is a great way to solidify the capabilities of Bowie State University to design, deliver, and support quality instructions using Web and other emerging technologies.”