Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

money-bag-2Here 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.

Claflin University, the historically Black educational institution in South Carolina, received a $1 million gift from philanthropist Darla Moore. The money will be used to create an endowed scholarship fund for students majoring in music or music education.

Historically Black North Carolina Central University in Durham received a four-year, $1.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will support the university’s Driving Research Entrepreneurship and Academics through Mastering (DREAM) STEM program. The program will include a two-credit orientation courses for students who plan to major in a STEM discipline. The money will also support scholarships for students in these fields.

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