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.

Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, received a $200,000 grant from the A.J. Fletcher Foundation of Raleigh. The grant money is contingent on Shaw University raising a matching $200,000 from new donors. The university has launched a direct mail campaign and a telemarketing effort to raise the money. The grant money will be used for student scholarships, support for academic programs, and for facility enhancements.

magicMBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson has pledged to raise $2.5 million for a scholarship program that will be named in his honor at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. The Earvin “Magic” Johnson Endowed Scholarship Fund will benefit students pursuing degree in the university’s School of Business.

Alabama State University in Montgomery is the recipient of a three-year, $336,634 grant from the National Science Foundation that is funding a 10-week, summer research program for undergraduate college students from around the world. This summer’s program will focus on research for the development of safe nanomaterials for biological applications.

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