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.

Jackson State University, the historically Black educational institution in Mississippi, received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to fund the university’s Students Understanding Chemistry Concepts to Enhance STEM Skills (SUCCESS) program.

Florida State University in Tallahassee received a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support programs to recruit and retain students from underrepresented groups in doctorate programs in educational research. The Partners United for Research Pathways Oriented to Social Justice in Education (PURPOSE) program will offer fellowships to junior undergraduate students and entering master’s degree students to prepared them for doctoral study.

Historically Black Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina received a $300,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to prepare student teachers to work in rural, high-need schools. The university will work with Halifax Community College on the grant project.


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