Here is this week’s news of grants won by historically black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.
St. Paul’s College, a historically black educational institution in Lawrenceville, Virginia, received $1.5 million in two grants from philanthropist Jane Batten. A $1 million grant through the Hampton Roads Community Foundation will assist single parents pursuing college degrees. Another $500,000 grant from the Batten Educational Achievement Fund can be used by the college as it sees fit.
Lehman College of the City University of New York received a $150,000 grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation for a project entitled “Youth Circles for Racial Healing.”
Jackson State University, the historically black educational institution in Mississippi, received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish the Teacher Residency Academy Alliance. The program is designed to train middle and high school science teachers.
Howard University received a five-year, $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to support the university’s Center for Atmospheric Science. The center will conduct research and educational efforts in weather, climate, air quality, and environmental literacy.
Historically black Xavier University of Louisiana received a three-year, $750,000 grant from BP America to establish a summer institute for young students in mathematics, biology, chemistry, engineering, and computer science.
Medgar Evers College received grants totaling $2,119,277 from federal and state agencies for several programs to support youth education and community development programs. The grants are under the direction of Simone Rodriguez-Dorestant, acting director of the School of Professional and Community Development at the college.