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.

Historically Black Virginia State University received a three-year, $320,351 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a research project on the use of nanotechnology in food packaging in an effort to extend the shelf life of perishable food.

Tuskegee University in Alabama received a two-year $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to conduct a research study examining the work of Booker T. Washington in education, civil rights, business, and literature and the arts. The project is under the direction of Loretta S. Burns, professor and chair of the department of English at Tuskegee.

TriplettTennessee State University, the historically Black educational institution in Nashville, received  a $123,000 grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for a project to increase public involvement in transportation decision making. The project is under the direction of Kimberly L. Triplett, an assistant professor of urban studies at Tennessee State.

The University of Arkansas received a $2.1 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation for programs to increase student diversity. The funds will support ACT college entrance examination training and recruitment efforts at diverse high schools. Other funds will be earmarked for retention programs such as tutoring and summer enrichment initiatives.

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