- Associated Press - Friday, February 13, 2015

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Tyson Foods Inc. has awarded a $120,000 grant to the Office of Diversity Affairs at the University of Arkansas to create the Tyson Inclusive Excellence Scholarships and the Tyson Academic Enrichment Program.

The grant was announced Thursday. It will be used to retain and ultimately graduate underrepresented juniors and seniors majoring in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business technology, food science or agricultural fields at the university

All students awarded the Tyson Inclusive Excellence Scholarship will be required to participate in the Academic Enrichment Program as a Tyson AEP Scholar, and each student’s degree of participation will be tracked.

University students who are from Tyson Foods communities statewide are encouraged to apply for the scholarships.

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