Grants and Gifts

The computational science and engineering doctoral program at historically black North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro received three grants totaling more than $2.5 million. The grants were from NASA, the Department of Defense, and the National Science Foundation.

The Cornell University Center for Behavior Intervention Development in New York City is the recipient of a $6 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for programs to reduce obesity among African Americans and Latinos.

The Rice University-based Empowering Leadership Alliance received a $923,786 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue a program to help minority students in computer-related disciplines at top-ranked universities.

Spelman College, the historically black liberal arts institution for black women in Atlanta, received an $87,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation. The money will fund the Walmart Leadership Scholars Program, which provides first-generation college students with leadership training and peer-mentoring services.

The John H. Johnson School of Communications at Howard University, the historically black educational institution in Washington, D.C., received a $175,000 grant from the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council. The funds will be used for technology and equipment and for the planning of a state-of-the-art facility on the Howard campus.