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.

Fort Valley State University, the historically Black educational institution in Georgia, received a $1,161,325 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups who are prepared for doctoral programs in STEM fields.

North Carolina A&T State University, the historically Black educational institution in Greensboro, received a $1,420,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study acute kidney disease. The project is under the direction of Elimelda Moige Ongeri, an associate professor of biology.

Emory University in Atlanta received a $131,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon  Foundation to support its Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program. The grant will provide stipends and research support for 10 undergraduate fellows.

Historically Black Xavier University in New Orleans is the lead institution in a $13 million grant program of the U.S. Department of Education. The program seeks to train about 900 teachers from diverse backgrounds by 2020. Loyola University and four nonprofit organizations will also participate in the program.

Tuskegee University, the historically Black educational institution in Alabama, received a $225,000 grant from the Chevron Corporation. The grant will fund academic and scholarship programs in the university’s College of Engineering.

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