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 Delaware State University in Dover received an in-kind donation of software valued at $430,750 from Operation Technology Inc. The software will be used to train engineering students in electrical power systems analysis.

The University of Dayton in Ohio received a five-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Air Force to provide Black and other underrepresented minority students with tuition grants and work stipends to participate in research projects in digital manufacturing, nanomaterials, bioengineering, and semiconductors.

Historically Black Alabama A&M University received a $100,000 donation from the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. The money will be used for scholarships for university students.

The University of Nebraska received a three-year, $3 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a project for genetic research to improve crop yields in sub-Saharan Africa. The research is under the direction of Sally Mackenzie, the holder of the Ralph and Alice Raikes Chair of Plant Science at the university.

Hampton University, the historically Black educational institution in Virginia, received a $397,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a program to help first-year students in computer science make the transition to college.

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