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.

Tufts University‘s Feinstein International Center received a $7.3 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to conduct research aimed at ending child hunger and malnutrition in Ethiopia.

The School of Dentistry at the University of California at Los Angeles has received a $9 million grant from First 5 LA, a child advocacy group, to improve dental care for young children from underserved populations in the Los Angeles area. Many of the children who will benefit from the program will be African American or Latino/a.

Winston-Salem State University, the historically Black educational institution in North Carolina, received a $100,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The grant will fund $10,000 scholarships for 10 students in the university’s nursing program.

Historically Black Virginia Union University in Richmond, received a five-year, $1.8 million Upward Bound grant from the federal government to help high school students prepare for and succeed in college.

Texas A&M University received a two-year, $200,000 grant from the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation to increase the number of students from low-income and underrepresented populations who prepare for college. Under the grant program, the university’s admissions office will offer college entrance examination prep courses at selected high schools.

Meharry Medical College, the historically Black educational institution in Nashville, received grants from Washington University in St. Louis and the National Institute of Health for a program that is funding 11 internships for Meharry medical students to spend the summer in St. Louis conducting medical research. Under the program, students receive free room and board and a cash stipend.

The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at historically Black Florida A&M University has received a five-year, $5.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create the Center of Excellence for Cancer Research, Training, and Community Service. The center will focus on research on breast and lung cancer in minority populations.



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