Grants and Gifts

The University of Virginia received a $254,600 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to preserve and digitize films from the civil rights era that were produced by WSLS-TV in Roanoke. The 16-millimeter film archive contains nearly 12,500 news clips made from 1951 to 1971.

The Odessa Chambliss Wellness Center on the campus of historically black Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, received a $100,000 grant  from the board of governors of the state university system of Florida. The grant will fund a program to train community health workers for anti-obesity efforts in three Florida counties.

Virginia State University, the historically black educational institution in Petersburg, received a $449,956 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for programs to increase the number of minority students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.

The Missouri University of Science and Technology received a $115,000 grant from the Department of Defense and the National Security Agency to develop an undergraduate program in information assurance or cyber-security for students at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, a historically black educational institution.

The United Negro College Fund received a $500,000 donation from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation for a scholarship program aimed at seniors at the UNCF’s 39-member institutions.

The Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta received a $13.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish the medical school’s database of genetic information to fight racial disparities in healthcare.