• Delaware State University, the historically black educational institution in Dover, received a $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for several projects involving cancer research.

• Everett Community College in Washington State received a three-year, $152,306 grant from College Spark Washington, a nonprofit organization formerly known as the Education Assistance Foundation. The grant will fund a program aimed at increasing the number of minority students who become teachers.

• Wayne State University in Detroit received a two-year, $600,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation of Troy, Michigan, for a program to improve the quality of mathematics instruction for students in the Detroit public school system.