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.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the university’s Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program. The program aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority students who pursue doctoral degrees in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts.

The University of Virginia received a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a program that seeks to educate students and parents in 11 elementary schools on gifted education programs with the goal of increasing the participation of minority students in these programs.

The University of Oregon has allocated $4 million over the next five years to expand fellowships for doctoral students at the university. The funding will support the university’s Promising Scholar Awards which are used to recruit graduate students of diverse backgrounds to the university.

Tulane University in New Orleans received a $7.2 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the David and Lucille Packard Foundation for family planning research and programming in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa. Women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo give birth to an average of six children during their lifetimes.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Placed on Accreditation Probation

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education stated that the university fell short in meeting requirements in financial planning and budget processes and compliance with laws, regulations, and commission policies.

Two Black Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Penelope Andrews was appointed the John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School and Angela D. Dillard, the Richard A. Meisler Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan, was given the added duties of the inaugural vice provost for undergraduate education.

Tuskegee University Partners With Intel to Boost Black Presence in the Semiconductor Industry

Participating Tuskegee students will have a chance to gain hands-on skills in engineering design, semiconductor processing, and device fabrication technologies and an overall valuable experience working in the microelectronics cleanroom fabrication facility at Tuskegee University.

K.C. Mmeje Honored by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Foundation

K.C. Mmeje is vice president for student affairs at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The NASPA Pillars of the Profession Award acknowledges remarkable individuals within the student affairs and higher education community who demonstrate exceptional contributions to both the profession and the organization.

Featured Jobs