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.
Six historically Black colleges and universities in Mississippi received $250,000 grants from Nissan Motor Company to support their academic programs in STEM fields. The participating HBCUs are Alcorn State University, Coahoma Community College, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Rust College, and Tougalo College.
St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, received a $618,524 grant from the National Science Foundation that will fund scholarships for underrepresented minority students who are majoring in STEM disciplines.
Historically Black Virginia State University received a $100,000 donation from alumnus Charlie W. Hill. The gift will establish the Annase Wilks Hill Minerva Circle Endowment in honor of his late wife. The fund will provide scholarships for in-state students majoring in STEM fields who have a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.