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.

Historically Black Fayetteville State University in North Carolina received a three-year, $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a program led by the university’s department of nursing to provide biopsychosocial health care to diverse populations, including military families.

Tennessee State University, the historically Black educational institution in Nashville, received a three-year, $350,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for career development programs for minority students in STEM fields. The program is aimed at increasing retention and graduation rates of STEM majors so they can pursue graduate school and career opportunities in these fields.

Kentucky State University, a historically Black educational institution in Frankfurt, received a $599,751 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The grant will fund a program entitled, “Integrated Approach for Sustainable Aquaculture and Agriculture With the Use of Reclaimed Water From Rural Communities.”

The University of Houston‘s Behavior Opportunities Uniting Nutrition Counseling and Exercise (BOUNCE) program received a $79,878 grant from the Safeway Foundation. The BOUNCE program is aimed at Black and other minority girls and their mothers in an effort to target childhood obesity.

The University of Michigan received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its Gaining Excellence in Nursing Education: Strength in the Sciences (GENESIS) program. The program gives academic, financial, and social support to university students who are underrepresented in the nursing field.

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