Grants and Gifts

• Ashland University in Ohio received a three-year, $1,580,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the recruitment and retention program aimed at increasing the number of minority students in its undergraduate nursing program.

• The University of Virginia School of Education received a four-year, $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to study the effectiveness of the WINGS for Kids afterschool program in four elementary schools in Charleston, South Carolina. The program, seeks to teach children how to make smart decisions and build healthy relationships. Almost all of the children in the program are from low-income families and most of them are black.

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