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.
Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg received a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to recruit and retain students from underrepresented groups in STEM majors. The grant will allow the university to offer 19 renewable scholarships averaging $8,000 each to minority students.
Historically Black Jackson State University in Mississippi received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its Farmers Network program. The grant will fund a tour of rural areas of the state by university professionals who will advise local farmers about the various programs available to them from the USDA and offer workshops on farm credit, tax issues, farm operation, and cash management.
Paine College, the historically Black educational institution in Augusta, Georgia, received a $444,995 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for its Upward Bound program to help students prepare for and succeed in college.