Grants and Gifts

The Women’s Center at North Carolina Central University received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. The grant will be used to extend the center’s educational outreach on domestic violence and sexual assault and for victims’ services. Chimi Boyd-Keyes is the director of the NCCU Women’s Center.

Historically black University of Maryland Eastern Shore received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide training and educational assistance to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers in the vicinity of its campus.

• Florida A&M University, the historically black educational institution in Tallahassee, received a three-year, $1 million grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to establish the Minority Innovation Challenges Institute. The purpose of the institute is to generate interest in the sciences among minority youths.

Historically black Hampton University in Virginia received two grants from the National Science Foundation totaling $1.4 million to increase the number of students studying science and mathematics. The grants, under the directorship of Carolyn Morgan, a professor of mathematics at Hampton, will support the university’s Financially Oriented Research Calculus Experience. Also, funds will be used to train science teachers in K-12 schools in disadvantaged neighborhoods.

• Arkansas Baptist College, a historically black educational institution in Little Rock, received a $500,000 gift from an anonymous donor. The gift was the second largest in school history.