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 New York University College of Nursing received a $100,000 grant from the Cigna Foundation for a pilot program called Helping Women Help Themselves to Improve Heart Health. The program is designed to promote healthy behaviors for racial minority and older women at risk for heart disease.

Historically Black Virginia State University received a three-year, $298,849 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for research on how farmers can reduce the adverse environmental impact of their wastewater on the Chesapeake Bay.

Meharry Medical College, a historically Black educational institution in Nashville, Tennessee, received a three-year, $451,430 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a program aimed at increasing the consumption of healthy foods in African American neighborhoods of Nashville.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, received a four-year, $498,000 grant from New York State for programs designed to increase the number of students who are interested in stem cell research. The effort will be focused on building stem cell research training modules at high schools with diverse and disadvantaged student bodies.

Historically Black Jackson State University in Mississippi received a grant from the Lockheed Martin Corporation that will enable the university to purchase four 3-D printers and to provide training in robotics for students in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

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