Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Historically Black Talladega College in Alabama received funds from the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation to fund three $104,000 four-year scholarships for entering students at the college.

Virginia Union University, the historically Black educational institution in Richmond, received a five-year $1.9 million grant from the U.S. department of Eduction to continue funding for the university’s Upward Bound program. The funds will provide support for the Academic Year Saturday Academy and the Summer Resident Institute for high school students in Richmond.

Historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama received a donation from the estate of 1956 alumna Velma L. Blackwell that will establish an endowment fund to support the operation of the university’s Golden Voices Choir.

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