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.

Wayne State University in Detroit received a three-year, $993,994 grant from the U.S. Health and Resources Services Administration to expand opportunities in nursing education to students from underrepresented minority groups. The money will fund scholarship programs for 146 students in nursing programs.

Fayetteville State University, the historically Black educational institution in North Carolina, received a five-year, $643,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The funds will be used to develop a University Center to promote U.S. innovation and competitiveness in the global economy. The focus of the new center will be in creating new products and high-paying jobs in the defense, energy, and agricultural industries.

The Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University received a three-year, $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to recruit, train, and retain students from underrepresented groups. The nursing school will use part of the funds for a program to get middle school students interested in nursing as a career and to fund future nurses clubs at high schools in Illinois.




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