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 and Tallahassee Community College are sharing a $2,193,365 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a program to increase the number of African American and other minority students who earn associate’s degrees in the biomedical sciences and  transfer to bachelor’s degree programs in the field.

Georgia Regents University in Augusta received a grant from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation for an online program designed to help students and faculty in the healthcare field to better relate to patients that come from different ethnic or cultural backgrounds.

Historically Black Alabama State University in Montgomery and Tuskegee University in Alabama received a three-year, $433,120 grant from the National Science Foundation for a summer program to teach STEM courses and instruction in information and communication technology to students in grades 8 through 12.

The University of Massachusetts at Boston received a three-year, $997,556 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration for its Boston Urban Nurse Leaders in Eliminating Academic Disparities (BUN-LEAD) program. The program seeks to increase the number of students from ethnic or racial minorities in nursing programs.

The Center for Environmental Health at historically Black Jackson State University in Mississippi has received a five-year, $10.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant will be used to strengthen the center’s infrastructure to support research in environment and public health issues impacting underserved communities.

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