• Miles College, the historically black educational institution in Alabama, received a $500,000 grant from the Regions Financial Corporation. The funds will be used to bolster the college’s capital campaign which will be earmarked for academic programs, facilities, and student scholarships.

• The Thurgood Marshall College Fund received a $500,000 grant from the Bank of America Foundation. The grant will be used to fund scholarships for students at historically black colleges and universities and to fund a career fair.