Grants and Gifts

The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, which represents 47 state-operated historically black colleges and universities, received a $500,000 contribution from Wells Fargo & Company of San Francisco. The funds will be used to provide full tuition scholarships for students at member institutions.

• Tennessee State University, the historically black educational institution in Nashville, received a $422,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a research project to assess the knowledge of undergraduate students in sciences and mathematics. The results will be used to assess whether changes are needed in the science and mathematics curriculum offered at Tennessee State and other universities.

Historically black Morehouse College in Atlanta received a $125,000 grant from The California Endowment for the college’s Presidential Initiative on Empowering Leadership in Local Communities.

• Howard University is receiving pro bono services valued at $160,000 from Deloitte Consulting. Over an eight-week period, Deloitte will assess the career services programs at the university and develop plans to improve those services for students.

• Claflin University, the historically black educational institution in Orangeburg, South Carolina, received an $82,000 grant from the Atlanta-based Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation. The funds will aid the general scholarship fund.