Cash machine giant NCR is giving £90,000 over three years to fund up to 30 computing and technology bursaries at the University of Abertay Dundee.
The Dundee-based NCR Financial Solutions Group scheme is aimed at students from families with no experience of higher education. The students will have the chance of work experience with NCR during vacations.
Alan Gibson, NCR's director of human resources, said: "The combination of a bursary and vacation employment helps students develop their academic knowledge. In return, NCR has the opportunity to identify some of the best students on Abertay's computing and technology courses."
In future, senior students may be employed part time by NCR during term time. The work would count towards their degree.
Bernard King, Abertay's principal, said: "This exciting new partnership with NCR will be one of the crowning jewels in our wider access activities."