Grants and Gifts

Historically black Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina received a $120,000 grant from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation that will be used to fund student scholarships during the 2011-12 academic year.

Virginia Tech was awarded a five-year, $1.47 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to establish university programs to manage agricultural production in southern Sudan. Historically black Virginia State University will participate in the grant program along with the University of Juba and the Catholic University of Sudan.

Jackson State University, the historically black educational institution in Mississippi, was awarded a five-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant, under the direction of Glake Hill, an associate professor of chemistry at Jackson State, will fund programs seeking to increase the number of students pursuing doctoral degrees in chemistry and biology.