• Bloomfield College in New Jersey received a $600,000 federal grant that will be used to increase the number of black and other minority students studying in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

• Cañada College, a community college in Redwood City, California, received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant money will fund a program to help students in sciences, mathematics, engineering, and technology transfer to four-year institutions. Blacks are 4 percent of the student body at Cañada College.

• Tulane University in New Orleans received a $1.6 million grant from the ExxonMobil Foundation for a program to increase participation in Advanced Placement courses at four predominantly black high schools in New Orleans.

• Fort Valley State University, a historically black educational institution in Georgia, received a $146,947 grant from the National Science Foundation to upgrade its program in entomology.