• Four historically black colleges and universities in South Carolina will receive grants from the U.S. Department of Energy for programs to increase the number of minority students pursuing careers in science and technology.

Allen University will receive $4 million in grant money. Claflin University will receive $2 million and both Voorhees College and South Carolina State University will be awarded $1 million grants.

Meharry Medical College, the historically black educational institution in Nashville, Tennessee, received a $288,352 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Meharry will work with researchers at Jackson State University in Mississippi to implement a program to encourage seat belt use among students in the city’s public school system.