The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation has established a Marriott Scholars Program through the United Negro College Fund. Under the program the foundation will award up to $500,000 annually to the UNCF for scholarships for black students pursuing degrees in hospitality management, hotel management, or culinary disciplines. Students need a grade point average of 3.0 to qualify for the program.

• The AT&T Foundation has funded a $1 million grant for the Atlanta History Center. The grant will be used to provide free admission for children and school groups to the center, which now features the Morehouse College collection of the papers of Martin Luther King Jr.

Funds will also be used to conduct student essay contests that deal with exhibits at the Atlanta History Center.