Grants and Gifts

• Jackson State University, the historically black educational institution in Mississippi, received a $150,000 donation of equipment to create a lending library for K-12 science teachers in Mississippi. The gift was made by Lillie V. Tucker-Aiken, a science education consultant who is a senior adviser to the university’s Mississippi Academy for Math and Science Teaching.

• Fort Valley State University, the historically black educational institution in Georgia, received a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will be used for a program to spur small business growth in rural communities.