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.

The Center for Excellence at the Howard University College of Pharmacy has been approved to received continued funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The new funding provides more than $3.4 million for the center through 2017.

The center was originally established in 2000 with a grant from the HRSA.

Fayetteville State University, the historically Black educational institution in North Carolina, received a five-year, $443,000 grant from the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency for the establishment of a geospatial intelligence certificate program for undergraduate students majoring in geography, computer science, or intelligence studies.

The University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry received a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to continue a program to introduce high school students from underrepresented groups to scientific research in oral health. Students who are selected for the program attend 10 Saturday sessions during the school year and then a six-week term at UCLA during the summer.

Since the program began in 2007, 58 students have participated and all have gone on to college with a full or partial scholarship.

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