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.

The University of Oregon received a three-year, $3.2 million grant from Google Inc. to support the work of the Network Startup Resource Center. The center helps universities in Africa establish network infrastructure for online initiatives.

day-hairston-bethWinston-Salem State University in North Carolina received a $957,797 grant from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for a program to improve the cultural competence of teachers of young children. The grant program is under the direction of Beth Day-Hairston, an associate professor of education at the university. Dr. Day-Hairston is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University and holds a master’s degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, and a doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

North Carolina A&T State University, a historically Black educational institution in Greensboro, received a three-year, $1 million grant from Merck & Company Inc. to support the university’s new Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s, Aging, and Community Health.

Historically Black Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida, received a $495,000 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to support the construction of the educational institution’s Center for the Prevention of Health Disparities. The new 2,500-square-foot center, the first new construction on the college’s campus since 2005, will be a hub for research on health disparities within urban communities.

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