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 School of Business at historically Black Texas Southern University in Houston received a donation of commodity training and risk management software from Aspect Inc. The software is valued a $1.7 million.  The software will allow students at the business school to use real world training tools as they learn to navigate the complex world of commodity training.

Historically Black Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, received a $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for scholarships and mentoring programs for students in STEM disciplines. The program is under the direction of Diola Bagayoko, Distinguished Professor of Physics.

Hampton University, the historically Black educational institution in Virginia, received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for programs to increase opportunities for students pursuing doctoral programs in STEM fields.

California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks received a five-year, $1,160,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to provide research opportunities for graduate students from underrepresented groups.

Historically Black Florida A&M University in Tallahassee received a $1 million grant from the Economic Development Agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce to support the university’s Research, Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Hub (REACH).

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