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.

Prairie View A&M University, the historically Black educational institution in Texas, received a $98,000 grant from Lockheed Martin Corporation to enhance STEM degree programs at the university.

Historically Black Delaware State University received a three-year, $330,000 grant from the National Nuclear Security Association. The funds will support the work of the university’s Optical Science Center for Applied Research.

Dr. Boutte-Queen
Dr. Boutte-Queen

Texas Southern University, the historically Black educational institution in Houston, received a three-year, $900,000 grant from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The grant will fund a study of how social and environmental variables impact the higher rates of infection of HIV and hepatitis C among young African American adults. Serving as co-principal investigators are Grace Loudd, a visiting professor of social work and Needha Boutte-Queen, chair of the department of social work at Texas Southern University.

Historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation for research on making new products for industrial use from natural waste such as eggshells.

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