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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Five HBCUs Receive Nearly $10 Million In Grants & Gifts

Here are this week’s grants and gifts to historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

Tuskegee University — $6.7 Million

Tuskegee University, a land-grant historically Black university in Tuskegee, Alabama.
Tuskegee University, a land-grant historically Black university in Tuskegee, Alabama.

United States Senator Katie Britt has announced a $6.7 million investment to launch an aviation program at historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama.

Currently undergoing accreditation approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the Tuskegee Aviation Program aims to introduce the field of aviation to a new generation. The federal funds will allow the program to officially launch this fall once the review is complete.

Morehouse College — $100,000

Morehouse College is a private, historically black men’s liberal arts (HBCU) college in Atlanta, GA.

Sage, an accounting, financial, human resources, and payroll technology company, has issued a $100,000 grant to Morehouse College, a historically Black educational institution in Atlanta, Georgia. The gift will establish an entrepreneurship course training students to succeed as business owners through a technology-focused lens.

Clark Atlanta University — $630,000

Clark Atlanta University is a private, Methodist, historically black research university in Atlanta, Georgia.

Historically Black Clark Atlanta University has been awarded $630,000 in federal funding to improve public safety on campus. The new funds will be used to upgrade the university’s security camera system, create a video integration communication center, replace emergency call boxes on campus, and support other schools within the Atlanta University Center Consortium.

North Carolina Central University — $2.1 Million

North Carolina Central University, a public historically black university in Durham, North Carolina.
North Carolina Central University, is a public historically black university in Durham, North Carolina.

The National Science Foundation has awarded over $2.1 million to historically Black North Carolina Central University to increase diversity in the geoscience fields. The university will use the funding to recruit students to explore the field of geosciences by taking one or two graduate-level courses. Additionally, the grant will train students to address environmental problems relevant to their communities.

Alabama State University — $450,000

Alabama State University is a public historically black university in Montgomery, Alabama.

Historically Black Alabama State University has received a $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support research into nanoparticle-modified polymeric materials used in several biomedical applications. The project aims to develop safer processes for creating these materials utilizing 3D-printing methods and plasma processing.

Congratulations to all the HBCUs for these outstanding contributions!

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