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 Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, received a grant for software from Microsoft Inc. valued at $100,000. The software will provide technology upgrades for students, faculty, and administrative staff.

Thomas Nelson Community College and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond received a five-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for programs to support the transfer of underserved community college students in biomedical and behavioral sciences disciplines to four-year bachelor’s degree programs.

Historically Black Grambling State University in Louisiana has received two grants totaling $1.8 million from the U.S. Air Force to develop ultra-high temperature ceramic materials for use in aerospace and national security applications. Under the program, five Grambling students each year will receive internships at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

Prairie View A&M University, a historically Black educational institution, is participating with other universities in the Texas A&M University system in a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant aims to increase the number of graduate students in energy and sustainability fields who transition to faculty positions in academia.

Historically Black Virginia Union University in Richmond received a $550,000 grant from the Altria Group that will be used for scholarships and recruiting efforts for students in STEM disciplines.



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