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.

Johnson C. Smith University, the historically Black educational institution in Charlotte, North Carolina, received a $96,665 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to fund a traveling exhibit that showcases cultural traditions of philanthropy in the African American community.

Rutgers University-Newark in New Jersey, received a five-year, $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation for programs to increase the number of Black and other minority students seeking degrees in STEM fields.

Historically Black Fayetteville State University in North Carolina received a $399,986 grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will be used to improve the quality of education for majors in STEM disciplines.

The University of Chicago received a $6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and a $4 million grant from the Chicago Public School System for programs to boost educational initiatives and reduce violence among youth from minority neighborhoods of Chicago.

Harris-Stowe State University, the historically Black educational institution in St. Louis, received a $175,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue funding for the Institute for Science and Mathematics, a summer program for incoming first-year students.

Wayne State University in Detroit received a $600,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation to support the Undergraduate Student Success Initiative. The initiative has a goal of increasing the retention and graduation rates of Black and other minority students.

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