Morgan State University has partnered with Amazon’s Career Choice program to give more than 15,000 Baltimore-area Amazon employees the opportunity to go back to school.
Morgan State University is the first 4-year HBCU to partner with Amazon’s Career Choice program, which will allow hourly Amazon employees throughout Maryland to pursue a degree at the University with Amazon covering the tuition. The partnership has been in the works for weeks with the goal being to “expand opportunities for even more adult learners to pursue degree attainment and have access to in-demand programs that can lead to higher paying careers and advancement,” said David K. Wilson, president of Morgan State University. The program is offered in collaboration with the University’s College of Interdisciplinary and Continuing Studies, which provides a wide range of degree programs for non-traditional and traditional students alike.
Through the College of Interdisciplinary and Continuing Studies program, Morgan State will offer Amazon employees with 60 or more transfer credits up to eight interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree program options. Employees who do not have college credits can still enroll in any of the school’s undergraduate degree programs. “We have created a one-stop shop so that students who want to come to Morgan have a hands-on experience, excellent advising to help them navigate and make the best choice for their career future,” said Nicole Westrick, Morgan’s dean of the College of Interdisciplinary and Continuing Studies.