Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Historically Black Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, received a grant from the National Center for Women & Information Technology to develop and implement initiatives for recruiting women to the fields of computer science and information technology. The grant program is under the direction of Cheryl A. Swainer, chair of the department of mathematics and computer science. Dr. Swainer is a graduate of Albany State University. She holds a master’s degree from Columbus State University and an educational doctorate from Auburn University.

Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institute for General Medical Sciences to expand the university’s Initiative to Maximize Student Development to support a diverse group of doctoral students in physical sciences, engineering, and mathematics.

Shaw University, the historically Black educational institution in Raleigh, North Carolina, received a grant from the ChildTrust Foundation for the university’s Center for Early Childhood Education, Development, and Research. The funds will offer financial support for child care costs for full-time, single-parent students.

Historically Black Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina received a $300,000 gift from the estate of the late John Taylor, the CEO of Taylor Oil Company. The gift will support an endowment for programs to promote student success.

Hampton University, the historically Black educational institution in Virginia, received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to fund the university’s Preserving African American Material Cultural in Williamsburg project. The grant will fund a pilot project designed to raise public awareness about the importance of preserving African American material culture, with an emphasis on private papers.

Historically Black Delaware State University received a three-year, $299,994 grant from the National Science Foundation to support research in gene expression.

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