Grants and Gifts

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore received a two-year, $100,000 grant from the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland. The grant is earmarked for funding a faculty position to train physician assistants.

Historically black Prairie View A&M University in Texas received a three-year, $599,085 grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of minority students and women who enroll in computer science and engineering programs. The funds will be used for a high school program designed to build interest in the disciplines.

• North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro received a $50,000 grant from the Historically Minority Colleges and Universities Consortium of North Carolina. The grant will be used to fund a five-day leadership institute for black male high school students.

The program is under the direction of Anthony Graham, an associate professor of curriculum and instruction at the university.