Grants and Gifts

Historically black Morgan State University in Baltimore received a $745,146 grant from the office of the Director of National Intelligence to support programs to increase the number of black students in national security-related fields.

The Fowler Museum at the University of California at Los Angeles received a $2 million gift from Deborah and Jay Last of Beverly Hills. The gift will be used to endow the position of curator of African arts at the museum. The Lasts are major collectors of African art and donated a large number of works by the Lega people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the Fowler Museum. Jay Last was one of the founders of Fairchild Semiconductor.

Fayetteville State University, the historically black educational institution in North Carolina, received an $85,000 grant from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The funds will be used to establish a student peer-counseling program that will focus on substance abuse and sexually-transmitted diseases.

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania received a $1,750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of black students studying in science and mathematics fields. The program, entitled “Building Excellence and Access Through Research,” is headed by Adedoyin M. Adeyiga of the department of natural and applied sciences at Cheyney.

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