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.

Florida A&M University, the historically Black educational institution in Tallahassee, received a grant from the Council of Graduate Schools for a program to help students in their financial education by teaching savings, budgeting, and planning.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee received a $198,103 grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation to support the university’s Upward Bound program to help students from underrepresented groups prepare for college.

Historically Black Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis received a $75,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Education for a program to help students make sound decisions about financing their education. The program is designed to boost the student graduation rate and lower the default rate on student loans.

The University of Arkansas received a $100,000 grant from energy company Phillips 66. Some of the funds are earmarked for the Career Awareness Program at the university’s College of Engineering. The program seeks to recruit underrepresented students into engineering disciplines.

DrMarkBundy-PEARLHistorically Black Morgan State University received a $184,947 grant for a study that will examine the economic impact of a proposed off-shore wind farm on the marine recreational fishing industry. The study will be under the direction of Mark M. Bundy, director of environmental programs at the university’s Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory. Dr. Bundy, who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, is the former assistant secretary for Chesapeake Bay Programs for the Maryland Department of Natural Reseources.

 

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