Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Fisk University, the historically Black educational institution in Nashville, Tennessee, received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to preserve over 2,600 images in the Carl Van Vechten Archival and Manuscript and Photograph Collection. The funds will be used to train staff at the Fisk library to handle, stabilize, treat, and properly store the old photographs from the Harlem Renaissance era.

The Links Foundation received a $395,893 grant from USA Funds of Indianapolis to support a program that helps African American students transfer from community colleges to four-year historically Black colleges and universities. The foundation will identify five candidates at community colleges in five states and offer them financial aid, mentoring, and academic coaching to support their transfer to four-year HBCUs.

The United Negro College Fund‘s Campaign for Emergency Student Aid received a $1 million donation from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. The money will be used to help seniors at UNCF member institutions who are facing financial difficulties with tuition and other aid to enable them to complete their degrees.

Historically Black Lincoln University in Pennsylvania received a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a program entitled “Lincoln University’s Global Heritage and Legacy.” The program will sponsor a four-day institute this summer to make people more aware of the university’s contributions to world history and culture.


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