Rust College, the historically black educational institution in Holly Springs, Mississippi, received a $1.5 million grant from the Kresge Foundation. The college has earmarked the grant for the construction of the new Hamilton Science and Mathematics Center on campus and the renovation of the current McDonald Science Hall.

Florida A&M University’s School of Nursing received a $150,000 grant from the Florida Department of Education. The funds will be used to admit 20 additional undergraduate students to the nursing school.