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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.

Saint Louis University received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to fund programs aimed to increased diversity in nursing. The grant will fund student and faculty mentor programs, internships, and provide stipends to support nursing students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, received a five-year, $1,161,325 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to provide research opportunities, mentoring, and academic support to students from underrepresented groups who plan to pursue doctoral degrees. The program focuses on students in STEM disciplines.

The University of Connecticut, received a two-year, $699,960 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to conduct the Americans’ Conceptions of Health Equity Study. The survey will examine the attitudes of Americans from diverse groups on issues of equity in the healthcare field.

The University of Arkansas received a $999,847 grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of students from disadvantaged rural backgrounds who pursue degrees in STEM fields. The money will provide renewable annual scholarships of up to $5,500 for these students.


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