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.

Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi has been awarded a $650,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The funds will promote diversity among health care professionals by providing scholarships for medical students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds.

Historically Black Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina received a $200,000 grant from the Cannon Foundation. The grant will fund new furnishings for the work and lounge stations inside the G.R. Library on campus.

The City University of New York received a $1,672,150 grant from the National Institutes of Health to extend funding for the university’s Translational Research Training in Addictions for Racial/Ethnic Minorities program for an additional five years.

The University of Washington announced a $250,000 gift from Blaine Tamaki, a regent of the university and his wife Preciosa, to the School of Law to support efforts to increase diversity. The grant funds will provide scholarships, funds for mental health services, and programs to increase diversity in the law school applicant pool.

Tuskegee University, the historically Black educational institution in Alabama, received a $1.6 million grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to Center for Innovation and Sustainable Small Farms, Ranches, and Forestlands. The grant will fund research, extension and integrated projects designed to increase profitability, natural resource conservation, and market demand for small farmers

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Higher Education Gifts or Grants of Interest to African Americans

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