Grants and Gifts Relating to African Americans in Higher Education

The University of Nebraska received a $149,579 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish a partnership with two universities in Ethiopia. The grant will create a study abroad program for University of Nebraska students to work on food security programs in Ethiopia.

Historically black Alabama State University in Montgomery received a five-year, $1.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation to strengthen the university’s undergraduate programs in STEM fields.

The University of Georgia and six partner institutions have received a five-year $4.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support the Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in STEM fields. Among the participating institutions are historically black Savannah State University and Fort Valley State University.

Fayetteville State University, the historically black educational institution in North Carolina, received a $1.18 million grant to support its Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Grant program. The goal of the program is to increase the number of black students who teach science and mathematics in the public schools.

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