The National Society of Black Engineers received a five-year, $1 million grant from Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Half of the grant will be used to provide scholarships for black engineering students at colleges and universities across the United States. The other funds will be used for programs at grade schools and middle schools to encourage black students to pursue careers in engineering.

The University of Mississippi’s William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation received a $146,000 grant to complete the restoration of the Rosenwald School in Drew, Mississippi. More than 600 Rosenwald schools were built in Mississippi in the early twentieth century to educate African-American children. Only 11 of the school buildings remain in existence.

The renovated structure will be used as a community center.