Grants and Gifts

The University of Florida and Florida A&M University received a $600,000 grant from the State University System Board of Governors to establish and operate the Community Health Workers Training and Research Institute. The institute will train hundreds of volunteers who will go out into the community to educate the population on diet, nutrition, and exercise with the goal of reducing racial health disparities in Florida.

Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, received a $1 million grant from the TD Bank Financial Group to establish a scholarship fund for black students from Nova Scotia.

Winston-Salem State University, the historically black educational institution in North Carolina, received a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of low-income students who pursue careers in computer science and information technology. The grant will be used for scholarships, mentoring and other student support programs.

The grant will be under the direction of Elva Jones, chair of the department of computer science at the university.