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.

Stillman College, a historically Black educational institution in Tuscaloosa, Alabama has been awarded a grant from the Alabama Power Foundation to develop the Stillman-Brown Memorial Child Care Program, an initiative that will provide child care services to more than 100 students who are parents on campus. The child care program is a partnership between Stillman College and Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, which was established by the college’s founder in 1880. The church’s assembly and Sunday school area will be renovated to be used as a state-certified childcare facility.

Historically Black Spelman College in Atlanta today announced a $200,000 grant from the Deloitte Foundation to provide scholarships for students majoring in economics, computer science, and mathematics. The donation to Spelman will establish the Deloitte Foundation Scholarship Fund to support 20 incoming juniors who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in the aforestated majors during the 2023-2024 academic year. Each scholarship recipient will be awarded $10,000 in installments of $5,000 per semester by the college if they continue to meet eligibility requirements. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate notable leadership impact, as well as participate in community service engagements.

Historically Black Clark Atlanta University (CAU) has announced that it has received a $1-million donation from the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain for student success and access programs. George T. French, Jr., president of Clark Atlanta University, said that “Chick-fil-A’s generous commitment of $1 million over two years is an investment in the bright futures of Clark Atlanta University students and will help ensure that we continue building on our mission of delivering education that is accessible, relevant, and transformative.”

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