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Thursday, June 20, 2024

Four HBCUs Receive Nearly $5 Million In Grants & Gifts


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

Hampton University — $2 Million

Hampton University, a private historically Black university in Hampton, Virginia.
Hampton University, a private historically Black university in Hampton, Virginia.

Joan Wickham has gifted $2 million to her alma mater, historically Black Hampton University in Virginia, to establish the Dr. Joan Teresa McMillan Wickham Endowed Scholarship Fund. The gift will fund two annual scholarships for a male and female concert choir student.

Tuskegee University — $300,000

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

Tuskegee Universitya historically Black university in Alabama, has been awarded $300,000 from the National Aeronautics and Space Association’s Science Mission Directorate Bridge program. The two-year grant will allow students to build and launch their own CubeSat, a small spacecraft that orbits Earth while conducting small science experiments.

Prairie View A&M University — $1.6 Million

PVAMU, a land-grant historically Black university in Prairie View, Texas.
PVAMU, a land-grant historically Black university in Prairie View, Texas.

Historically Black Prairie View A&M University in Texas has received a combined $1,675,250 grant from BP and Shell Energy to establish an energy trading program. The new degree concentration will be housed in the university’s College of Business and will prepare students for a career in energy trading and analytics.

North Carolina A&T University — $1 Million

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

A project led by Gregory Goins, associate dean for research in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at historically Black North Carolina A&T State University, has received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Regional Innovation Engines. The project aims to create an Agricultural Tech Innovation Corridor that will provide farmers across the state of North Carolina with access to the latest information and technology needed for success in today’s agriculture industry.

Congratulations to all the HBCUs for these outstanding contributions!

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