Grants and Gifts

• Fayetteville State University, the historically black educational institution in North Carolina, received a $50,000 donation from alumna Annette Cluff. She is the founder of a group of charter schools in the Houston area. The money will be used for student scholarships. The donation is the largest ever received by the university from a former student.

• Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania received a donation from alumnus Jahri Evans, a member of the National Football League’s New Orleans Saints. The money will be used to launch a scholarship for an out-of-state minority student who is pursuing a master’s degree in clinical athletic training.

Three historically black colleges and universities in South Carolina will participate in a five-year, $20 million grant program with several predominantly white educational institutions. The money, provided by the National Science Foundation, will fund a research alliance whose goal will be to fabricate human tissue and organs. Participating black colleges are Claflin University, Voorhees College, and South Carolina State University.