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 Fort Valley State University in Georgia received a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to establish an applied statistics program in its department of mathematics and computer science. The grant money will fund the establishment of five new courses and money will also be available for summer research opportunities, advising, and mentoring programs.

The Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has received a gift to establishment an endowment for an annual lectureship by a leading scholar in African or African American studies. The gift wwas made by Reuben A. Munday and Cheryl Casselberry Munday, both alumni of the university. Reuben Munday is lawyer in Detroit. Cheryl Casselberry Munday is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Detroit Mercy.

Alabama State University, the historically Black educational institution in Montgomery, received a two-year $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The money is earmarked for molecular biology research for undergraduate and graduate students in forensic science.

meltonHistorically Black St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina, received a four-year, $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The funds will be used for scholarships for students in STEM disciplines. Mark A. Melton, dean of the School of Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering is the principal investigator of the grant program.

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