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.

The University of California, Irvine received a $500,000 grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services for a study on how students in ethnic studies programs apply what they learn in contributing to community archives. The researchers will provide undergraduates in African American studies and other ethnic studies programs with the tools needed to build and provide access to online digital cultural archives.

Albany State University, the historically Black educational institution in Georgia, received a $1 million grant to establish a partnership with the FlintRiverQuarium and Dougherty County to promote environmental education and health and wellness opportunities for residents of southwest Georgia.

Kent State University in Ohio received a $1 million grant from the KeyBank Foundation to support programs aimed at increasing the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of students from underrepresented groups.

Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., received a $100,000 grant from the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade to add bilingual patient navigation to allow women diagnosed with breast cancer to get the information they need in their preferred language.

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