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 University of Illinois received a $1 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for mentoring programs for doctoral students from underrepresented groups in STEM disciplines. The grant will provide further funding for the university’s Center of Exemplary Mentoring.

Historically Black Fayetteville State University in North Carolina received a $500,000 donation from Dohn, Charles, and Richard Broadwell in memory of their parents. The money will be used for scholarships for students in the university’s College of Business and Economics.

Auburn University in Alabama received a $900,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to supports its Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project. The funds will support a program to allow students at the Stanton Correctional Facility in Elmore County to pursue a bachelor’s degree through Auburn University. African Americans make up a majority of the prison population in Alabama.

Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, received a $5 million gift from African American alumnus Frank Davis. The funds will be used to support the construction of a residential complex and a building that will house the College of Management. Some funds will be earmarked for diversity initiatives at Bucknell.


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