Netflix Founder, Reed Hastings, to Give $3M to RMU to fund Scholarships.

Robert Morris University announced that Netflix founder and co-CEO Reed Hastings would donate $3 million to fund 20 full scholarships beginning with students entering RMU in the fall of 2021. The scholarships will include room, board, and all needed textbooks.

The scholarships will be available for the following degree programs:

  • Computer and Information Systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics
  • Actuarial Science
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics and Predictive Analytics
  • Computer Science
  • User Experience User Interface Design (UX-UI)
"Nobody can know what the future holds but we are quite sure these are the academic programs that will lead to professional careers which will greatly impact our society," said RMU President Chris Howard.
“It is critical that universities create pathways and pipelines of talent, especially for Black students and other underrepresented minorities for our knowledge-based economy,” said Hastings, who, like Howard, is an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow. “I have known Chris Howard for more than 20 years and know he and his colleagues at Robert Morris University share this commitment.”

Any student interested in applying for the RMU Next Century Scholarship or learning more can visit


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