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Five HBCUs Receive Over $7 Million In Grants & Gifts


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

North Carolina A&T State University — $1.1 Million

NC A&T, a public, historically black, land-grant research university in Greensboro, North Carolina.
NC A&T State University, a public, historically black, land-grant research university in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The College of Education at historically Black North Carolina A&T State University has received a $1.1 million grant from the United States Department of Education. The grant will support the university in expanding and providing additional opportunities for its special education program.

Tennessee State University — $4.9 Million

Tennessee State University, a public historically black land-grant university in Nashville, Tennessee.
Tennessee State University, a public historically black land-grant university in Nashville, Tennessee.

Historically Black, Tennesee State University in Nashville, has received a $4.9 million grant as part of the federal grant program, New Infrastructure, Technology, and Education for HBCU Excellence (IGNITE). The university will use its new funds to repair on-campus infrastructure, as well as support the construction of a new biomedical research center.

Winston-Salem State University — $145,000

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.

The food pantry and career closet at historically Black Winston-Salem State University has received a $145,000 donation from Allegacy Federal Credit Union. The gift will go towards renovating a new Student Resource Center and supporting the center’s resources. The center will centralize resources to support students with childcare, basic needs, food and housing assistance, transportation, and healthcare.

Florida Memorial University — $170,000

Florida Memorial University, a private historically black college in Miami Gardens, Florida
Florida Memorial University, a private historically black college in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Philanthropist Rose Ellen Greene has donated $170,000 to historically Black Florida Memorial University in support of its ROAR marching band. The gift will be used to purchase new uniforms for the band.

Fayetteville State University — $1 Million

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

Historically Black Fayetteville State University in North Carolina has received a $1 million grant from the National Institute for Student Success. The grant will help the university increase its enrollment, retention, and graduation rates through various initiatives such as new staff dedicated to student enrollment and retention assistance, paid internships, and hiring more university instructors.

Congratulations to all the HBCUs for these outstanding contributions!

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