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.
Tuskegee University has received a $150,000 grant from the National Trust for Historic Prevention to benefit work in the school’s department of architecture. This grant comes from the National Trust’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund which aims to protect and restore African-American historic sites and honor African-Americans connected to historic sites across the United States. Tuskegee University plans to use the grant to support the creation of a Center for Craft Training and Historic Prevention and fund improvements to current classroom and lab settings.
Elizabeth City State University, a historically Black educational institution in North Carolina, was awarded a two-year, $320,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for programs to reach out to K-12 students in a 21-county area to interest them in pursuing careers in STEM fields.
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro received a $294,603 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to expand its Digital Library on American Slavery. With this grant, the library staff will now be able to digitize 10,000 North Carolina slave deeds and bills of sale, transcribe these records, and create a comprehensive database for this information.
Historically Black Hampton University in Virginia received a six-year, $3.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Under the grant program, Hampton students in STEM fields will be able to access research opportunities and summer internships at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.