The nursing school at Fayetteville State University will participate in a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a program that will seek to increase the use of technology in nursing education. Joining historically black Fayetteville State University in the program will be the nursing schools at Duke University and Western Carolina University.

Six historically black universities will participate in a $5.6 million grant program of the United States Department of Agriculture to assist the nation’s minority farmers. Under the program the black universities will offer educational training in farm management, financial management, and marketing to black and other minority farmers in communities near their campuses.

The black universities participating in the program are Florida A&M University, Prairie View A&M University, Tuskegee University, the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Virginia State University.

City College of New York received a $10 million grant from the New York Life Insurance Co. for the establishment of the New York Life Endowment for Emerging African-American Issues at the college’s Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies. The fund will provide scholarships for 21 students each year and will also support eight paid summer internship positions.