Grants and Gifts

• Jimmie James Jr., a retired professor of music at Jackson State University in Mississippi, has provided funds for the establishment of the Jimmie and Carrie James Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship will be available to a music student at the university.

• South Carolina State University, the historically black educational institution in Orangeburg, received a three-year, $449,921 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for research on finding the most economical means of transporting biofuels.

• Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland, received a $598,000 grant from the National Science Foundation that will provide scholarships for underrepresented minority students pursuing degrees in science and engineering disciplines.

The University of Pennsylvania received a $500,000 grant from USA Funds of Indianapolis for a research project to determine a model for educational success at black colleges and universities and other minority-serving educational institutions.