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 Fayetteville State University in North Carolina received a grant from the Google Community Grants Fund for a program to introduce computer coding to elementary and middle school students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Morehouse College, the historically Black educational institution for men in Atlanta, received a $2.5 million donation from hedge fund manager Jim Simons and his wife Marilyn. The funds will be used to enhance mathematics and science education at the college.

Clemson University in South Carolina received a $238,500 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture that will be used to recruit three graduate scholars from underrepresented groups for a three-year fellowship program in agriculturally oriented computational science.

Historically Black Clark Atlanta University received a three-year, $299,986 grant from the National Science Foundation that will fund research in bio-nanoscience. The grant program will include two undergraduates and one graduate student.

Delaware State University, the historically Black educational institution in Dover, received a $215,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense that will be used to purchase a photomask aligner, a tool that is used to impose electronic designs on a base where electronic circuits are built.

Historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama received a three-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a course entitled “Exploring Computer Science” and to train teachers to instruct the course in all 43 high schools in the Black Belt of the state of Alabama.

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