Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

money-bagHere 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 Tuskegee University in Alabama received a $250,000 donation from Chevron Corporation. The money will be used to fund student scholarships and for a summer bridge program for high school graduates interested in pursuing degree programs in engineering.

The University of Alabama Birmingham has received a three-year, $1 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services for a program to increase diversity in students seeking degrees in nursing. Underrepresented minorities make up 32 percent of the U.S. population but only 16.7 percent of the nursing work force. The grant will fund student scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, and academic support workshops.

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