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.

Tuskegee University, the historically Black educational institution in Alabama, received a $100,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund presidential initiatives in the arts and humanities.

Lawson State Community College is a historically Black educational institution in Birmingham, Alabama. It enrolls about 3,100 students, with African Americans making up about three quarters of the student body. The college recently received a $500,000 grant from the Minority University Research and Education Project of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The funds will be used to strengthen academic programs in STEM fields at the college.

Historically Black Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis received at $399,000 grant from Verizon Inc. to support a program where middle school boys participate in summer enrichment programs on campus focusing on STEM fields.

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