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 City College of New York received a five-year, $15.5 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for programs to increase the number of scientists and engineers from underrepresented groups.

Historically Black Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee, received a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for programs to increase retention rates of students in its biology and chemistry programs.

The University of Delaware received a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a program to support doctoral students in the humanities and African American studies. The interdisciplinary program will prepare students for academic careers or for humanities-related jobs in museums, libraries, galleries, or special collections units at universities.

The College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton received a three-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for programs to train nurse practitioners for service in underserved rural communities with large numbers of Black and Hispanic residents.

The educational institutions of the Atlanta University Center – Spelman College, Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University, and the Morehouse School of Medicine – have received a grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta for programs to reduce the institutions’ combined $11.7 million in utility expenses. The historically Black educational institutions will assess how they can improve energy efficiency and then apply for up to $500,000 in grants to implement the efficiency programs.

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