Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

money-bag-2Here 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 historically Black North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham received an $800,000 grant from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency to provide foreclosure assistance and prevention assistance to citizens across the state through its Technology Assisted Legal Instruction and Services videoconferencing project.

The University of California at San Diego and Howard University are teaming up to form a partnership aimed at increasing the number of African American applicants to UC-San Diego graduate programs. Funded by a $288,000 grant from the Office of the President of the University of California system, the program will bring Howard University undergraduates to the University of California San Diego for an intensive summer research program. Students who participate in the summer program who apply and are admitted to UC-San Diego graduate programs will have their tuition fees paid by the university. Up to 10 students each year will participate in the UC San Diego/Howard University Partnership for Graduate Student Success.

Purdue University and historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama are leading an international effort to replace conventional electronics with more sustainable technologies. Funded by a five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, participating scholars will work with industry executives to find ways to reduce the estimated 3 million tons of so-called “e-waste” generated each year. It is estimated that more than 86 percent of this e-waste winds up in landfills.


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Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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

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Professor Michael Dawson Wins Award From the American Political Science Association

Michael C. Dawson, the John D. MacArthur Professor of Race, Diaspora, and Indigeneity Studies and professor of political science at the University of Chicago, received the Charles E. Merriam Award from the American Political Science Association. The award is given to a person whose published work and career represent a significant contribution to the art of government through the application of social science research.

Several HBCUs Obtain Grants From the Institute of Museum and Library Services

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