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 Clark Atlanta University received a $206,500 grant from the Chevron Corporation. The money will be used for scholarships and enrichment programs for students in the university’s business and engineering programs.

Tuskegee University, the historically Black educational institution in Alabama, received a $300,000 grant from Alabama Power Foundation. The funds will be used for educational support activities in the university’s College of Engineering.

SobanjoThe U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a $1.4 million grant to a consortium of Florida State University, the University of North Florida, and historically Black Florida A&M University, to fund the establishment of Center for Accessibility and Safety for an Aging Population. The new center will be under the direction of John Sobanjo, a professor at the FSU-FAMU College of Engineering.

Montana State University received a $100,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a project in Kenya to fight a parasitic weed that devastates corn crops.

Emory University in Atlanta received a three-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for programs to increase the number of minority undergraduate and graduate students in biological and biomedical degree programs.

Historically Black Bowie State University in Maryland received a $888,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for a program to fight HIV/AIDS among young African Americans in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Delaware State University, a historically Black educational institution in Dover, received five grants totalling $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Capacity Building Grants program. The grant will fund the establishment of a new curriculum in genomics, student scholarships, support for extension programs, and research.

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