Higher Education Gifts or Grants 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.

Historically Black Florida A&M University has received a $9 million grant from the United States Department of Education to develop community schools in Leon County, Florida. The funds will support scaling up pipeline services, increasing university partnership community schools, and providing technical assistance to school partners over the next five years.

The College of Education at Auburn University in Alabama has received a $850,000 grant from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation to support research into the impact of discrimination on Black people living with multiple sclerosis in rural communities. The project will be led by Evelyn Hunter, associate professor of counseling psychology.

Historically Black Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, has received a $1.4 million gift from local entrepreneur L. Gale Lemerand to renovate two buildings on the university’s campus. The renovated spaces will be called the L. Gale Lemerand Academic Multiplex and the L. Gale Lemerand Football Complex and will be used for academic, administrative, and athletic purposes.

Emory University in Atlanta will receive $790,955 from the United States Department of Health and Human Services to support the university’s research efforts to mitigate the effects of structural racism on chronic kidney disease disparities among African Americans.

Historically Black Tennessee State University has received a $500,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to enhance the university’s aviation program. The funds will be used to support scholarships for up to 20 students to pursue their degree in aviation maintenance.

The School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University in New Orleans has received a $1 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to develop the “Crossroads Cohort: Africana Studies at the Intersection of Art History and Practice.” The project will allow students to pursue an interdisciplinary graduate course study with the Africana studies program and the art history department.

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