Notable Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

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.

The Mid-Atlantic Consortium-Center of Academic Excellence received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the Director of National Intelligence to prepare students for careers in intelligence-related fields. The consortium, led by Morgan State University includes three other historically Black institutions: Bowie State University, Elizabeth City State University, and Norfolk State University.

The Mississippi Learning Institute at historically Black Jackson State University received a two-year, $700,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Under the grant, the Mississippi Learning Institute will develop customized curricula and activities that support parent involvement in the educational process. The institute will also attempt to involve the local business community in educational initiatives.

Nikisha G. Ware, executive director of the Mississippi Learning Institute, stated, “This work is the missing link to current early childhood initiatives that attempt to address school readiness deficiencies.”

North Carolina State University in Raleigh received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation for programs to increase the number of Black and other minority students in the fields of geology, marine science, and atmospheric science. The university will work with Wake Technical Community College which has a large geology program and has a transfer agreement with the university.


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