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.

Johnson C. Smith University, the historically Black educational institution in Charlotte, North Carolina, received a $157,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to host a Summer Research Coastal Resilience Center for Excellence camp. The funds supported research into coastal areas’ natural disaster planning.

Historically Black Jackson State University in Mississippi received a grant from the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi for a project entitled “Determinants of Pregnancy Prevention Among Older African American Teens at HBCUs.” The grant will support research and provide funds for sex education programs and youth-friendly healthcare services.

Kentucky State University, the historically Black educational institution in Frankfort, received a three-year, $147,469 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to increase the number of high school students who are interested in pursuing degrees in STEM fields relating to agriculture.

Historically Black Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation to conduct research to develop best practices for faculty-led curriculum changes. The university will partner with the Association of American Colleges and Universities in the project.


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