Tik Tok gifts $1 million to SC State to provide scholarships for minority healthcare students

Tik Tok gifts $1 million to SC State to provide scholarships for minority healthcare students
SC State (Source: Live 5)

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WIS) - In an effort to support healthcare workers and students of color, Tik Tok has provided South Carolina State with a $1 million gift.

SC State, according to university officials, is one of 10 historically black colleges and universities to receive the donation from the social media service.

“We are grateful for this very generous gift from TikTok,” said SC State President James E. Clark. “As an HBCU located in the rural South, we are mindful of the extraordinary need for healthcare professionals in a market where the number of African Americans with serious health disparities continue to tax our healthcare systems. This gift will allow SC State to continue to train bright men and women to fill the health disparity gaps in the region, state and nation, through our research in cancer disparities and other critical areas.”

The gift will help provide scholarships to minority students who are pursuing careers in healthcare.

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