Howard University will participate in a five-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Under the program Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will develop and teach an undergraduate course on emerging research problems in mathematics. Eight students from RPI will be chosen to participate each year and receive tuition aid from the grant. In addition, two students from Howard University will spend a year in residence at RPI to participate in the course. Over the five-year period, 40 RPI students and 10 Howard students will receive financial aid under the grant.

Norfolk State University, the historically black educational institution in Virginia, received a $2.3 million grant from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence for programs on teaching foreign languages, history and religion to students who are interested in careers in intelligence gathering.