North Carolina A&T State University, the historically black educational institution in Greensboro, received a $150,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a program to increase the number of rehabilitation counselors qualified to practice in the state.

Morgan State University, the historically black university in Baltimore, received a $500,000 grant from Tina and Calvin Tyler. The funds will be used to bolster an endowed scholarship fund previously set up by the Tylers. Calvin Tyler is an alumnus of the university and before he retired was an executive for United Parcel Service.

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