Micron Gives

Investing in postsecondary education

The Micron Foundation works with academic partners through outreach efforts and grants. We are strengthening relationships with existing universities while expanding into community colleges and skilling programs to create more nontraditional pathways for students. We also support the faculty and infrastructure that these students need to support technology careers of the future.

Expanding nontraditional pathways

Along with traditional investments in colleges and universities, our work has expanded to include additional nontraditional pathways that lead to strong careers in the technology industry. In Asia, we are working to enhance career awareness and employability skills of women and girls from vulnerable populations by working with nonprofits and other funders to provide opportunities so they can pursue internships, apprenticeships, employment in the STEM industry.

In the U.S,. we launched a multiyear public-private partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF) with two $5 million commitments to support the growth of advanced manufacturing and semiconductor education. Through this partnership, NSF and Micron will jointly fund the development of rigorous and engaging instructional material, teacher professional development, and experiential opportunities for students to improve education at the nation’s institutions of higher education, spanning two-year colleges and four-year universities and including minority-serving institutions.

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Fellowships and grants

Micron fellowships and grants support underrepresented students, faculty and leaders whose efforts focus on leading-edge technologies, societal impact and/or education. In the U.S., we have the Georgetown Nonprofit Leaders of Color Fellowship; in Asia, our fellowships enhance research opportunities for female students and professors. 

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Increasing collaboration among universities

Created in 2023, Micron’s university networks provide strong pathways to careers in semiconductors and technology. These networks develop a common set of objectives and goals to increase connections for students to pursue opportunities around the world and beyond traditional university programming. Through these networks, students gain access to modernized curriculum, as defined by the American Semiconductor Academy (ASA) Initiative and SEMI; experiential learning, cleanrooms and exchange programs. The networks also support faculty, research and diversity initiatives.

The U.S.- Japan University Partnership for the Workforce Advancement and Research & Development in Semiconductors (UPWARDS) for the Future Network connects 11 university partners in the U.S. and Japan, including the National Science Foundation and Japan industry partner, Tokyo Electric Ltd. (TEL).

The Northwest University Semiconductor Network connects 14 universities across six states.

The Northeast University Semiconductor Network links 28 universities across seven states. 

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Frequently asked questions

Postsecondary partners are identified based on related engineering and STEM programs, proximity to Micron sites and alignment with our focus areas. Our goal is to develop long-term partnerships with select universities and colleges that engage with students in engineering and/or STEM education.

Grants for professors are limited and based on established postsecondary partnerships. If you’re interested, coordinate with your university development director.

The Micron Foundation supports around 60 postsecondary institutions globally each year.

The Micron Foundation partners directly with development directors to identify potential partnerships.

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The Micron Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Private Nonoperating Foundation. The IRS Form 990 is an annual information return.