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.

Historically Black Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina, received a grant from Duke Energy Inc. to support the educational institution’s Bridge Program. These funds will create a Duke Scholars Program aimed at increasing the number of students who major in STEM disciplines.

The University of Massachusetts received a grant from the Spencer Foundation to support research on how people’s unconscious racial biases shape their decisions and behavior, particularly in educational settings.

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities have made grants to nine educational institutions to prevent low-income students in need who are nearing graduation from dropping out of college. The grant program is funded by the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation and the Lumina Foundation. Among the nine institutions receiving the grants is historically Black University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

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