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 Bethune-Cookman University received a three-year, $304,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support the university’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. Students participating in the program will conduct research during the summer on campus with university faculty.

Clemson University in South Carolina received a $350,000 donation from Wells Fargo. Some of the funds will be earmarked for the Call Me MISTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) program, which is aimed at supporting African American men. Other funds will support the Emerging Scholars program at the university.

Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, received a three-year, $1 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for programs to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups who pursue Ph.D.s in the physical sciences and engineering.

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