Grants and Gifts

Historically black South Carolina State University in Orangeburg received a $199,853 grant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The money will be used for scholarships for students in nuclear education and for curriculum development in the field.

• Bowie State University, the historically black educational institution in Maryland, received a five-year, $50,000 grant from the Maryland Hospital Association. The funds will be earmarked for programs seeking to increase the number of students graduating with a degree in nursing.

Historically black North Carolina A&T State University received a three-year, $582,738 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The funds will be used by the university’s department of computer science to develop a secure software engineering program.

The United States Department of Education has awarded Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program Grants to 16 colleges and universities. The grants provide funds for minority students to conduct research in scientific fields in order to prepare for doctoral work. The schools that received grants ranging from $215,000 to $220,000 include: Bloomfield College, Texas A&M University, the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Winthrop University, Earlham College, and Heritage University. Also receiving grants were the University of Wisconsin-Stout, California State University-Northridge, Murray State University, Arkansas State University, Montana State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Fayetteville State University, the College of Charleston, and Northern Michigan University.

• Valparaiso University in Indiana received a $100,000 grant from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation for a scholarship fund established for minority students.