Here 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 Texas Southern University in Houston received a $100,000 grant from AT&T to support the university’s Urban Academic Village, an innovative student support and workforce preparation program to help underserved, first-generation, minority freshmen students stay on track to successfully complete their college education.
The Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity (CRGE) at the University of Maryland, College Park received a $137,500 grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation to fund the dissemination of its report Don’t Leave Us Behind: The Importance of Mentoring for Underrepresented Minority Faculty. The report is authored by Ruth Zambrana, director of the CRGE and a professor of women’s studies at the university.
Historically Black Clark Atlanta University received a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for research on the environmentally responsible use of fossil fuels. The research project is under the director of Conrad Ingram, an associate professor of chemistry at the university. Dr. Ingram holds a Ph.D. from the University of the West Indies.