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.

Texas Tech University in Lubbock received a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue its Plains Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program with South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. The program offers support that helps minority students in STEM fields at South Plains College transfer to four-year degree programs at Texas Tech.

Meharry Medical College, a historically Black educational institution in Nashville, received a grant from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to help fund the medical school’s 12 South Community Clinic. The free healthcare clinic is run by Meharry students and supervised by Meharry faculty members.

bucknerinnisslLotita Buckner-Innis, the Elihu Root Peace Fund Visiting Professor of Women Studies at Hamilton College, received a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission to fund her research for her book, The Princeton Fugitive Slave: James Collins Johnson.

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