3M has committed a total of $26 million to the University of Minnesota to benefit the next generation of scientists, engineers and business leaders. The funding will support the University’s Driven campaign, a 10-year initiative aimed at building a pipeline of high-performing and diverse global talent, integrating science, technology, engineering, and math into K-12 education, and preparing students to succeed in science and business. Around $8 million of the company’s pledge will support scholarships and outreach programs, the University said. More specifically, the College of Science and Engineering will receive $3.6 million between 2017-2023 for scholarships, K-12 outreach, and student programs support; the Carlson School of Management will receive $2.83 million; the Office of Equity and Diversity will receive $1.05 million; and the School of Dentistry will receive $600,000. The new commitments bring the company’s lifetime total to nearly $120 million in both cash and product given to the University.