Grants and Gifts

The Alliance for Equity in Higher Education, based in Washington, D.C., received a $3 million grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation to support programs aimed at improving the academic performance of first-generation and minority college students.

The School of Nursing at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro received a $70,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a research project on the sexual identity development of African-American males ages 18 to 25 at the university.

The research will be under the direction of Schenita David Randolph, a clinical assistant professor at the nursing school.

Lincoln University, the historically black educational institution in Jefferson City, Missouri, received a $1.89 million award from the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. The funds will be used to develop signal processing, detection, and data fusion algorithms for a program to defend personnel in multi-threat situations.

Alabama A&M University and Tuskegee University, two historically black educational institutions in Alabama, will share a three-year, $300,000 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture for a program to develop agricultural academic programs at EARTH University in Costa Rica.