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 Nebraska at Lincoln received a $216,000 grant from the U.S. State Department for a program that will bring 20 students from Africa to campus for four weeks in January for a program of study on American government and politics. The students will then participate in an integrative service tour through Alabama and Mississippi before returning to Africa.
The College of Education at the University of Texas received a $418,305 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to provide specialized training for 15 doctoral students in educational psychology to better prepare them to work with underserved minority groups in Texas.
The College of Nursing at the University of Cincinnati received a three-year, $1,028,056 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration for a program to increase the number of minority students in bachelor’s degree nursing programs.
Historically Black Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, received a grant from Dow Promise, an employee-led initiative at Dow Chemical Company, that will equip 12 classrooms at its Laboratory School with SMART boards.
Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, received a grant from AT&T to support the university’s Junior Aim High program. The effort brings minority students from area high schools to the university’s campus for a three-week program focused on college preparation for degree programs in STEM disciplines.