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Virginia State gives students $500 for computer equipment

Posted at 2:54 PM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 15:06:16-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia State University announced an initiative to help students take on the fall semester -- virtually. VSU is giving students money to help pay for computers and tech accessories.

Public and private funds were used to launch the $2 million initiative that will provide every qualified VSU undergrad with a $500 technology stipend to be spent on computers and/or accessories.

University President Dr. Makola Abdullah said as more classes transition to online learning this fall, this is one more step the school is taking to provide students with technology that they need to be successful.

"From where I sit, I think it goes a long way that our partners are able to step up and help us in this challenging time," Hubert Harris, Abdullah's Chief of Staff, said.

Students will not have to pay back the $500 stipend.

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