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 University of Kansas was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Kansas Leadership Center to foster sustainable health promotion plans through African American churches in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

The Baltimore Center for Urban Families is participating in a $350,000 grant program from the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network. The network is a collaboration of Temple University in Philadelphia and the Center for Policy Research in Denver. The grant program, led by Bright Sarfo of Columbia University, will study the effectiveness of the Developing Dads for Manhood and Parenting among a group of low-income African American fathers. Dr. Sarfo is a graduate of Stony Brook University and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the Columbia University School of Social Work.

Harris-Stowe State University, the historically Black educational institution in St. Louis, received a $500,000 grant from Emerson Inc. that will be used for scholarships for students in STEM fields.

Historically Black Spelman College in Atlanta received a $75,000 grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund. The grant was the result of Spelman’s winning entry in the HBCU Community Challenge which encouraged residents of Atlanta to eat healthier by using food grown in their own gardens.

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