Grants and Gifts

Fort Valley State University, the historically black educational institution in Georgia, received a five-year, $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to conduct research on crops that can be used as energy.

Historically black South Carolina State University received two grants totaling $1.25 million over the next five years for graduate programs concentrating in mental health, substance abuse, and addiction.

Tuskegee University, the historically black educational institution in Alabama, received a gift of $1.6 million from the Matthew and Roberta Jenkins Family Foundation. The gift will be used to fund scholarships for students in the university’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Both Matthew and Roberta Jenkins are graduates of Tuskegee University.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health is sharing a three-year, $5.2 million grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation for an educational and outreach program targeted toward African Americans and Hispanic Americans with type 2 diabetes.

The National Action Council for Minority Engineers received a $520,000 grant from the ExxonMobil Foundation for programs to increase the number of blacks and other minority students who study engineering.