Grants and Gifts

• Claflin College, the historically black educational institution in Orangeburg, South Carolina, received a three-year, $75,000 grant from the Norfolk Southern Foundation. The grant will be used to support student scholarships and for campus infrastructure projects.

• National Medical Fellowships in New York received a $100,000 grant from the Aetna Foundation to provide $5,000 scholarships to second- and third-year medical students from underrepresented minority groups who pledge to practice in underserved communities. On average blacks receive about 70 percent of the scholarship support from National Medical Scholarships.

• Hampton University in Virginia received a $1 million gift from university President William R. Harvey and his wife Norma. The gift will be used to raise salaries for about 300 instructional staff members at the university.

President Harvey owns a Pepsi bottling plant in Michigan.

• Morgan State University, the historically black educational institution in Baltimore, received a $1 million grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation. The grant will support a scholarship program at the university’s Center for Continuing and Professional Studies.

• Paine College, the historically black educational institution in Augusta, Georgia, received a $1.6 million grant from the CampusEAI Consortium that will be used to upgrade the college’s technology infrastructure.

The University of Nebraska received a five-year, $562,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a study examining how social factors such as racism or poverty affect human biology and contribute to health disparities.

The research will be under the director of Bridget Goosby, an assistant professor of sociology. Dr. Goosby is a graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology and demography from Penn State.