The Juilliard School in New York City received a four-year, $425,000 grant from the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Foundation to fund a music training program for low-income minority students.

Fifteen colleges and universities nationwide received $100,000 grants from the Wal-Mart Foundation for programs to increase retention among minority students. The Minority Student Success Awards went to several historically black colleges or universities including Bennett College for Women, Spelman College, Tennessee State University, Norfolk State University, Claflin University, and the University of the District of Columbia. Also receiving grants were Colorado State University-Pueblo, Florida International University, LaGuardia Community College, Mount St. Mary’s College, the University of the Incarnate Word, and several American Indian tribal colleges.