Brigham Young University will receive $28,500 from ExxonMobil as part of a grant program that will donate more than $1.6 million to 94 colleges and universities to assist with academic programs.
Selected academic departments can use the grants for scholarships, field trips, visiting speakers, equipment purchases, student and faculty travel to professional meetings and other academic projects. ExxonMobil awards these grants to schools that offer degrees in fields from which the company recruits employees.
The amount of the grant is based on many factors, including the number of ExxonMobil employees from a particular school and ExxonMobil's recruiting success at the school over the past five years.
Writer: Thomas Grover