• Alabama State University, the historically black educational institution in Montgomery, received a $50,000 grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation. The money will be used for scholarships reserved for students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college.

• Virginia Commonwealth University received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research. The university’s School of Allied Health Professions will use the grant to study the experiences of people with disabilities who come from disadvantaged minority groups.

• Saint Paul’s College, the historically black educational institution in Lawrenceville, Virginia, received a $1.3 million bequest from the estate of Charles N. Mason Jr., a Washington lawyer and civil rights activist. The gift is the largest in the college’s history.