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.

Howard University, the historically Black educational institution in Washington, D.C., received a $1 million donation from Jim Murren, former CEO of MGM Grand, and his wife. The funds will be used to establish the Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership at the university. The new center will be under the direction of J. Jarpa Dawuni, an associate professor of political science at the university.

Historically Black Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina, received a five-year, $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support the college’s Upward Bound, Talent Search, and other student services programs.

Shaw University, the historically Black educational institution in Raleigh, North Carolina, received a three-year, $525,000 grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc. The funding will support the work of the university’s Center for Racial and Social Justice by helping to build general infrastructure and sustainability efforts for the center including targeted initiatives: lectures, workshops, seminars, certificate programs, forums, exhibits, student-led civic engagement, and ongoing advocacy work.

Historically Black Delaware State University received a $1 million grant from the Longwood Foundation that will be used to help the university complete the acquisition of Wesley College. The award will support ongoing transition costs, including personnel and a comprehensive plan for aligning the two institutions’ academic programs.

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