Grants and Gifts

• Meharry Medical College, the historically black medical school in Nashville, received a $750,000 grant from the state of Tennessee to establish a new prenatal care program for groups of expectant mothers.

Historically black Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, was awarded a $214,897 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support the university’s research in the structure of proteins.

The university also received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support its biotechnology program.

• St. Philip’s College in San Antonio, Texas, received a $396,648 grant from the National Science Foundation for a program to increase the number of minority students seeking careers in mathematics, engineering, technology, and the sciences.

• Winston-Salem State University, the historically black educational institution in North Carolina, was awarded a four-year, $249,896 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The university, in cooperation with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will establish a student and faculty exchange program with three universities in Brazil.

• Grambling State, the historically black university in Louisiana, received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for a program to train minority students in the biomedical sciences.

Historically black Fort Valley State University in Georgia received a $312,500 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The grant will go toward purchasing laboratory equipment that will be used in veterinary disease research.