Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

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.

Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, received a $1,170,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, for its Bridges to the Doctorate program. The grant program will provide financial assistance for 20 students from underrepresented minority groups to pursue doctorates in nursing at the university.

Historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama received a $90,000 grant from Lockheed Martin Corporation to support the university’s Freshman Accelerated Start-Up and Training for Retention in Engineering Curricula (FASTREC) program. The eight-week summer program for high school students helps prepare students for college-level curriculum in STEM fields. Students can earn up to seven college credits by successfully completing the FASTREC program.

Georgia State University in Atlanta received a grant from State Farm to support its African American Male Initiative programs at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta. The grant will fund a media project in which high school students will produce a series of historical videos about African Americans at the school, in Atlanta, in Georgia, and in the southeastern United States.

Historically Black Delaware State University in Dover received a $535,000 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to develop an undergraduate student research program in neuroscience. Each summer 12 undergraduate students from underrepresented groups will participate in neuroscience research at the university and at other locations in Delaware.

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