Grants and Gifts

Nine historically black colleges and universities in Georgia and South Carolina received grants totaling nearly $9 million from the Office of Environmental Management of the U.S. Department of Energy. The HBCUs will participate in programs to develop programs to facilitate cleanup of sites involved with nuclear weapons development and production.

The participating HBCUs and the amount of grants are listed below:

Allen University ($1,000,000)
Benedict College ($1,180,944)
Claflin University ($999,018)
Clinton Junior College ($837,049)
Denmark Technical College ($789,440)
Morris College ($987,793)
Paine College ($992,889)
South Carolina State University ($1,197,987)
Voorhees College ($982,387)

Five historically black universities in Louisiana are sharing a $125,000 grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation to support scholarship programs for women. The grants will support the Coca-Cola Last Mile Scholarships, which benefit women who are the first in their families to attend college. The program supports women who are college seniors without the financial means to complete their degrees.

Participating educational institutions are Xavier University, Southern University at Baton Rouge, Southern University at New Orleans, Grambling State University, and Dillard University.