Walgreens, the nation’s largest drug store chain, has announced plans to donate $10,000 annually to each of the 111 accredited pharmacy schools in the United States for efforts to promote racial diversity in their student bodies. More than $1.1 million will be earmarked for this program each year.

• The University of Illinois at Chicago received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to establish a center to help black colleges and universities obtain funding for research projects that serve students with disabilities.

• South Carolina State University, the historically black educational institution in Orangeburg, received a $200,000 grant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a scholarship program for students pursuing degrees in nuclear engineering or radiological sciences.