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 University of Texas at Austin received a three-year, $335,314 grant from the Greater Texas Foundation for its Project MALES initiative. Project MALES is a program designed to support enrollment and retention programs for Hispanic and African American male students.

Historically Black Virginia State University received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation for its Central Virginia Undergraduate Mathematics  Scholarship Program. The program is designed to train secondary school mathematics teachers.

The College of Dentistry at the University of Virginia received a four-year, $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for programs to enhance student diversity. The grant will provide $15,000 scholarships for 43 students from underrepresented groups who have financial need.

Historically Black Delaware State University, in collaboration with the University of Delaware, received a five-year $10.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish the Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research on the Delaware State campus. Delaware State will receive approximately $7.3 million of the $10.5 million grant.

North Carolina A&T State University, the historically Black educational institution in Greensboro, received a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation for research on how to make biofuels more efficient and affordable.

The Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta received a $100,000 grant from the Aetna Foundation for a research project entitled, “Evidence-Based Primary Health Care Intervention to Reduce Being Overweight Among African American Girls and Their Mothers.”

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