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.

Dillard University, the historically Black educational institution in New Orleans, received a $744,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense. The grant will support the university’s research in advanced pulsed deposition technologies.

Historically Black South Carolina State University in Orangeburg received a $120,000 donation from Rev. Solomon Jackson Jr., a philanthropist from Columbia, South Carolina. The funds will be used to purchase a 54-seat motor coach that can be used by the university’s athletic teams and other student groups attending conferences and competitions.

Hampton University, the historically Black educational institution in Virginia, received a $5 million grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The grant will support the establishment of the Center for Atmospheric Research and Education at the university.

Historically Black Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, received a series of grants from the federal government to support graduate students in the College of Nursing and Applied Health. The grants will fund 20 scholarships valued at $17,500 and eight scholarships valued at $22,500.

kornegayMorgan State University, the historically Black educational institution in Baltimore, received a $999,450 grant from the National Science Foundation that will fund research into security and data integrity of electronic devices. The research is under the direction of Kevin T. Kornegay, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Morgan State. He is a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Kornegay holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

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