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Nineteen HBCUs Awarded Grants From the National Institute of Food and Agriculture

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced the awarding of more than $14 million in grants to 19 historically Black universities. The grants provide funds for scholarships for students in the food and agricultural sciences and related fields. The funds will support recruiting, engaging, retaining, mentoring, and training of undergraduate students at these educational institutions.

“Today’s announcement signifies our continuing partnership with the 1890 land-grant universities to ensure the sustainability of our country’s agricultural future,” said NIFA Director J. Scott Angle, when making the announcement of the grants. “We are pleased to support these important institutions as they develop the next generation of agricultural leaders.”

Here is a list of the universities that each received more than $750,000:

  • Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama
  • Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  • Delaware State University, Dover, Delaware
  • Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Georgia
  • Kentucky State University, Frankfort, Kentucky
  • Southern University and A & M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Lincoln University of Missouri, Jefferson City, Missouri
  • Alcorn State University, Lorman, Mississippi
  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio
  • Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma
  • South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas
  • Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia
  • West Virginia State University, Institute, West Virginia

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