Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

money-bagHere 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 Rhode Island received a $638,939 grant from the National Science Foundation for a program to increase the number of students in mathematics and technology-related disciplines. The program will offer student scholarships, academic counseling, and mentoring support for students from underrepresented groups who choose to major in mathematics, computer science, or computer engineering.

Fayetteville State University, the historically Black educational institution in North Carolina, has announced that it received a $10 million endowment from the Cumberland Community Foundation to establish the Robert H. Short/Cumberland Community Foundation Scholars Program.

The University of California at Los Angeles has received a five-year, $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support the work of its Center for Autism Research and Treatment. The money will be used to study the genetics of autism in African Americans.

The Higher Education Consortium of Metropolitan St. Louis is sponsoring a summer program at historically Black Harris-Stowe State University that will provide low-income high school students the opportunity to experience life on a college campus for one week this summer. The program is funded by a grant from the Express Scripts Foundation.

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