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.

Dillard University, the historically Black educational institution in New Orleans, received a two-year, $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a study of Black Creole culture and the creation of a digital archive.

Farmingdale State College in New York received a $270,000 grant from the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation for programs to increase the number of underrepresented minority students on campus.

Jackson State University, the historically Black educational institution in Mississippi, received a $50,000 grant from the Center for Minority Serving Institutions at the University of Pennsylvania and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support the university’s teacher education programs.

The African studies program at the University of Pittsburgh received a $54,965 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a study abroad program in Tanzania. University of Pittsburgh students will spend six weeks in Tanzania and receive instruction in Swahili and teacher training.

Historically Black Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina received a $1.1 million grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation to strengthen the university program in aviation education. The university is the only educational institution in North Carolina to offer a bachelor’s degree program in aviation science. Part of the grant will fund the establishment of  an unmanned aircraft systems operations and management program.

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