Grants and Gifts

• Lafayette College, the highly rated liberal arts institution in Easton, Pennsylvania, received a five-year, $590,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for scholarships for minority students in science, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.

• LeMoyne-Owen College, the historically black educational institution in Memphis, received the largest gift in its history from the estate of an alumna. The college received $487,500 as the result of the sale of real estate assets in San Francisco owned by the late Wylodine Taylor Patton, who graduated from the college in 1940.

• The medical center at the University of Mississippi received a $120,000 grant from the Hearst Foundation to endow a scholarship fund for disadvantaged students pursuing degrees in nursing.

• Tennessee State University, the historically black educational institution in Nashville, received a two-year, $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study refractory alloys for high-temperature advanced energy systems.