Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Bennett College for Women, a historically Black educational institution in Greensboro, North Carolina, received a $50,000 grant from Well Fargo & Company to support student scholarship programs.

Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., received a five-year $6.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish the Center for Excellence for Health Disparities in Our Nation’s Capital. The center’s first research projects will involve studies on racial disparities in breast cancer and stroke.

Lucille Adams-Campbell, one of three principal investigators on the project, will lead the research project on breast cancer. She is the associate director of Minority Health and Health Disparities Research at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Edward Waters College, a historically Black educational institution in Jacksonville, Florida. received a five-year, $1.350,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for its Upward Bound program to prepared area high school students for the transition to college. The program includes funding for a six-week summer program on the Edward Waters campus.

The Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, received a $70,000 grant from the National Library of Medicine for a program to disseminate quality healthcare information to minority women.

South Carolina State University, the historically Black educational institution in Orangeburg, will be participating in a $151 million grant program led by researchers at the University of Michigan. The research team will use the NASA grant to create and operate the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System to better track tropical storms and hurricanes.

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