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.

Wayne State University School of Social Work received a $250,000 donation from William F. Pickard an entrepreneur, philanthropist, civic leader, and former faculty member. An initial gift of $150,000 will create five scholarships, and a future gift of $100,000 will endow the scholarships and make them permanent. To be eligible for the scholarships, students must be active members of the Association of Black Social Workers Detroit chapter or the Wayne State chapter.

Historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama has received a $5 million gift from the charitable foundation established by philanthropist Stephen Feinberg, the co-founder and co-chief executive officer of Cerberus Capital Management, a global private equity firm. The donation will be used to establish the Stephen Feinberg Scholarship Program, which will provide need-based scholarships for students with financial hardship.

Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland received a our-year, $2,028,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a training program for humanities faculty and graduate students that promotes equity and diversity in academic leadership. The program will aim to strengthen representation of arts and humanities faculty from groups that are underrepresented within higher education leadership positions.

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