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.

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff received a $200,000 grant from the Walton Family Foundation to help fund the historically Black university’s Learning Institute and Opportunities for New Students (LIONS) program. The five-week bridge program helps admitted students make the transition to college.

Saint Louis University in Missouri received a $150,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the university’s effort to increase the diversity of the nursing workforce. The grant will be used for scholarships and leadership and mentoring programs for underrepresented minority students.

Historically Black Kentucky State University in Frankfort received a $662,999 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop an afterschool program for at-risk children in kindergarten through eighth grade. The grant program is under the direction of Javiette Samuel, an associate professor of family and consumer sciences at Kentucky State.

WinstonAndersonHoward University, the historically Black educational institution in Washington, D.C., received a five-year, $1.4 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to redesign and/or expand introductory science laboratory courses to immerse undergraduates in research experiences. The grant program is under the direction of Winston Anderson, a professor of biology at Howard University.

Historically Black Xavier University in New Orleans received a five-year, $11.2 grant from the National Institutes of Health for upgrading the infrastructure and expanding the capabilities of its biomedical research facilities. The funds will enhance the university’s research in cancer and health disparities.

 

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