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.

Xavier University of Louisiana has received a $500,000 grant from the Kellogg Foundation to fund the historically Black university’s Center for Equity, Justice, and the Human Spirit. With the new funds, the center will conduct public education research that aims to shrink disparities in elementary and high school student outcomes. Additionally, the grant will support the hiring of more staff, a fellowship program, the creating of a public education diversity workforce pipeline program, and the launch of a public lecture series on inequality in public schools, criminal justice reform, and environmental sustainability.

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at the University of Tennessee has received a grant from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to support a new program aimed at increasing the number of licensed teachers from diverse backgrounds. The two-year program will support 12 eligible teacher candidates for 33 hours of coursework and clinical practice. At the conclusion of the program, candidates will graduate with a master’s degree in teacher education.

The National Science Foundation has awarded about $14 million to the Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, a grant program aimed at boosting the number of minorities working in STEM disciplines in Georgia. The participating institutions include Kennesaw State University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Perimeter College, Savannah State University, and Fort Valley State University. 

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