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.

Alabama State University, the historically Black educational institution in Montgomery, received a five-year, $815,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fund the university’s Maternal and Child Health Pipeline Training Program. The program trains healthcare workers to address health disparities for mothers and their children from traditionally underserved groups.

Historically Black Texas Southern University in Houston received a $500,000 donation from Pappas Restaurants that will be used to support a student housing initiative for first-generation college students in an effort to increase student retention rates.

The Georgia Baptist College of Nursing at Mercer University in Atlanta received a $350,000 grant from Health Resources and Services and Administration to increase educational opportunities for nursing students from underrepresented groups.

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