Delaware State University, the historically black educational institution in Dover, received a $25,000 grant from Delmarva Power for the endowed scholarship program the utility company founded at the university eight years ago.

• UGS Corporation donated $1 billion worth of software to 50 colleges and universities in the Gulf Coast region that were impacted by Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita in the fall of 2005. About $225 million worth of software will be donated to historically black colleges and universities.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received a five-year, $6.2 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for a program to develop teaching methods and other strategies to combat academic underachievement by young black and other minority males. The project will be under the direction of Oscar A. Barbarin, the L. Richardson and Emily Preyer Bicentennial Professor for Strengthening Family at the UNC School of Social Work.