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 Maryland at College Park received a $425,000 grant from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), a nonprofit group of defense industry interests that supports STEM education initiatives. The grant program will be used to increase interests among young women and racial minorities in computer science.

Historically Black Mississippi Valley State University received a $250,000 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation of Mississippi for programs to encourage health and fitness among students at the university and people in the surrounding communities.

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