Grants and Gifts

Alabama State University, the historically black educational institution in Montgomery, received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Office on Violence Against Women at the U.S. Justice Department. The grant will allow the university to provide programs for students as well as training for counselors, police officers, and healthcare providers. Part of the grant money will be used to fund partnership programs with the local district attorney’s office.

Delaware State University, the historically black educational institution in Dover, received a $500,000 grant from the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The grant will be used to establish the Center for Economic Development and Trade on campus. The center will develop economy models and workforce development initiatives for the state and formulate international trade strategies for small to mid-size companies in Delaware.

Historically black Hampton University in Virginia received a $95,631 grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. The grant will be used to digitize images from the museum’s art collections and for training museum staff.

The Council of Graduate Schools received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to examine attrition of underrepresented minority students from doctoral programs. The study hopes to identify factors and intervention strategies that promote higher rates of retention and completion of doctoral programs among minority students.

USA Funds, a nonprofit organization promoting higher education, has awarded a total of $250,000 to 10 colleges and universities for peer-mentoring programs to teach personal finance to college students at minority-serving institutions. Among the 10 colleges receiving funding for these programs are four historically black colleges and universities. They are: Dillard University in New Orleans, Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas, Savannah State University in Georgia, and the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.

The Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality at Stanford University received a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The funds will be used to establish a website that will allow researchers to track trends in poverty and to gain access to research on poverty and inequality.



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