Grants and Gifts

• Southern University, the historically black educational institution in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The funds will be used to design and operate a program to help students with disabilities succeed in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology disciplines.

• Fort Valley State University, the historically black educational institution in Georgia, received a $597,929 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant will fund scholarships for social work students who will pursue careers in child welfare.

Historically black Florida A&M University is the recipient of a three-year, $750,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The grant will fund the Jacksonville Racial and Ethnic Environmental Approaches to Community Health program.

• Howard University, the historically black educational institution in Washington, D.C., received a $150,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to establish the Initiative on Democracy, Markets, Communication and Technology. The program will hold symposia on critical issues such as health care, education, and international affairs.

Historically black Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, Missouri, received an $85,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The money will be used for substance abuse, HIV, and hepatitis prevention programs.