Nas partners up with Google and Microsoft for tech-based scholarships
The unusual trio set to back new 'Opportunity Fund'
The new fund being created by General Assembly, a private technical school in Manhattan, is aiming to increase minority participation in the tech world. The so-called 'Opportunity Fund' will offer scholarships to women, veterans, Latinos and African-Americans.
The musician's QueensBridge Venture Partners project will aid in providing funds for scholarships to African-American and Latinos, while Google's contributions will help fund women's scholarships and Microsoft and Hirepurpose will pay for scholarships for veterans.
"This is the start of what hopefully will be a contribution to what will be a more diverse and accessible community worldwide," stated General Assembly CEO Jake Schwartz.