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.

Bethune-Cookman University, the historically Black educational institution in Daytona Beach, Florida, received a five-year, $1.25 million grant from the Office of Special Education to provide scholarships for students in the university’s online master’s degree program in exceptional student education.

Historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama received a grant of software from Microsoft Inc. valued at $885,000. The software includes operating systems, desktop applications, programming, site management systems, instructional software, and server systems.

The Council of Independent College in Virginia received a $807,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to implement solar power systems on their campuses. Among the educational institutions participating in the grant program is historically Black Hampton University.

Kansas State University received a grant of $2,635,000 from Koch Industries, a privately owned conglomerate based in Wichita, Kansas. The grant will be used in part for scholarships and retention program aimed at underrepresented minority students.

Southern University, the historically Black educational institution in Baton Rouge, received three grants totaling $3.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education to increase the number of students studying in the field of rehabilitation counseling. The funds will be used to support student scholarships.

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