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.

Amherst College in Massachusetts received a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to prepare Amherst undergraduate students from underrepresented groups for graduate study and academic positions in the humanities.

Central State University, the historically Black educational institution in Wilberforce, Ohio, received a donation from its former president, John Garland, and his wife to support financial aid programs and the endowed chair named in President Garland’s honor.

Historically Black Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, received a $252,465 grant from the Campus Consortium to establish a mobile app for students and faculty. The app will include sections on campus news, event calendar, emergency numbers, and social media, among other services.

Howard University, the historically Black educational institution in Washington, D.C., received a $250,000 grant from alumnus Wendell E. Mackey that will be used to establish as finance lab with 12 workstations that will provide a simulation of a trading floor.

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