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 Office of Violence Against Women at the U.S. Department of Justice has issued a three-year, $500,000 grant for the Resources, Intervention, Services and Education (RISE) project operated by North Carolina A&T State University, Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. The grant will focus on efforts to reduce domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault on the three campuses. The grant will also fund victim services programs and education initiatives for safety and prevention.

Wayne State University in Detroit received a three-year, $497,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a program to increase diversity in its master of library and information sciences degree program. Under the initiative, 10 students from HBCUs will be recruited into the degree program and receive scholarships and mentoring services.


Dr. Hayes

Dr. Friday-Stroud

Dr. Friday-Stroud

Historically Black Hampton University ($118,148) and Florida A&M University ($115,249) received grants from the U.S. Department of Education and the Social Security Administration to conduct research on retirement security, financial literacy, and financial decision-making in minority communities. At Hampton University the research will be under the direction of Ziette Hayes, an assistant professor of business administration and at Florida A&M, Shawnta Friday-Stroud, dean of the School of Business and Industry, is the principal investigator.

Howard University, the historically Black educational institution in Washington, D.C., has received a donation of 125 servers for its Computer Learning and Design Center, courtesy of Yahoo! Inc.

Historically Black Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, received a $97,417 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services that will enable the university’s James B. Duke Memorial Library to digitize the photographs of its James Gibson Peeter collection. The collection shows African American life in Charlotte during the 1959-to-2003 period.

Harris-Stowe State University, the historically Black educational institution in St. Louis, received a three-year, $802,414 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a program to develop substance abuse and HIV prevention programs for young adults on minority-serving college campuses.





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