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.

Historically Black North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro received a five-year, $1,760,000 grant from the GlaxoSmithKline Foundation to fund the establishment of the STEM Center of Excellence for Active Learning on its campus. The grant will fund a summer program for high school juniors and a pre-college bridge program for incoming students.

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association received a $120,000 donation from Nationwide Insurance for schoalrships for students at colleges and universities that are members of the athletic conference. Most of the members of the conference are historically Black colleges and universities.

Johnson C. Smith University, the historically Black educational institution in Charlotte, North Carolina, received a four-year, $100,000 grant from appliance manufacturer Electrolux Inc. to create the Electrolux Science and Technology Scholarship program. The program will support high achieving students  from West Charlotte High School who enroll in the university’s STEM programs.

Cornell University received a three-year, $640,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute. The institute is conducting research on factors contributing to the shortage of Black and other minority faculty in higher education.

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