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.

Saint Augustine’s University, the historically Black educational institution in Raleigh, North Carolina, received a donation of gym and exercise equipment valued at $100,000 from a company co-owned by tennis great Andre Agassi. The donation will allow the university to open a new weight room on campus.

JM-foundationFlorida State University received a $1.2 million gift from JM Family Enterprises to establish the African American Youth Achiever Endowed Scholarship program. The program will fund $12,000 annual scholarships for four African American undergraduates from Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties. Students selected for the scholarships must demonstrate financial need. The scholarships can be renewed for three additional years.

Historically Black Clark Atlanta University in Georgia has been offered a $1 million alumni challenge grant by the Coca-Cola Foundation. Under the program, the foundation will match dollar-for-dollar any donation made by alumni that is more than the their largest previous gift to the university.

Winston-Salem State University, the historically Black educational institution in North Carolina, received a $205,000 grant from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation to fund scholarships for women students during the 2016-17 academic year. Approximately 150 women will share in the scholarship funds.

Historically Black Hampton University in Virginia received a donation of software valued at $287,000 from INFOR, a technology consulting firm. The donated software includes programs for data mining, financial management, application development and enterprise resource planning.

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