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Friday, June 14, 2024

Five HBCUs Receive Millions In Grants & Gifts


Here are this week’s grants and/or gifts to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Fayetteville State University — N/A

Fayetteville State University is a public historically black university in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Historically Black Fayetteville State University in North Carolina has received funding from the National Aeronautic and Space Administration to establish a free, immersive summer program for high school students interested in STEM fields. The program will provide students with the opportunity to participate in NASA-related research without any financial obligations. Students will learn on-campus at Fayetteville State University and receive a stipend from NASA.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore — $1 Million

University of Maryland Eastern Shore, historically Black university in Princess Anne, Maryland.
University of Maryland Eastern Shore, historically Black university in Princess Anne, Maryland.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has received over $1 million in federal funding to establish a doctor of veterinary medicine degree program in the School of Veterinary Medicine. Once established, the program will be the second of its kind at an HBCU and the first in the state of Maryland.

Winston-Salem State University — N/A

Winston-Salem State University, a historically black public university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Winston-Salem State University, a historically black public university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Clayton Scott has established the Dr. Clayton A. Scott #Mike Murrell Endowed Scholarship Fund at his alma mater, historically Black Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. The scholarship will support graduates of the local Statesville High School in continuing their education at Winston-Salem State University.

Alabama A&M University — $ 1 Million

Historically Black Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, AL.
Historically Black Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, AL.

Historically Black Alabama A&M University has received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to launch the Bridge to Doctorate program. The initiative aims to support underrepresented scientists and engineers interested in pursing doctoral degrees in STEM fields. Students who are accepted into the program will receive a stipend of $32,000 per year, financial assistance for educational expenses, and professional development opportunities.

University of Arkansas Pine Bluff — N/A

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) is a public historically black university in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

The Department of Human Sciences at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff has received a grant from VentureWell to establish a new food and nutrition entrepreneurship certificate program. Students who enroll in the historically Black university’s new program will learn about sustainability, business, public health, and food manufacturing, with a particular focus on underserved communities.


Congratulations to all the HBCUs for these outstanding contributions!

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