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Thursday, June 20, 2024

Four HBCUs Receive Over $3 Million In Grants & Gifts


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

Alabama A&M University — $1 Million

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

The National Science Foundation @NSF has awarded Alabama A&M University a $1 Million grant to launch a transformative two-year Bridge to Doctorate program. The grant is a component of a nationwide endeavor aimed at bolstering the representation and proficiency of STEM graduate students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, with a particular focus on guiding them toward Ph.D. attainment and success.

Howard University — $1.25 Million

Howard University, a private, federally chartered historically black research university in Washington, D.C.
Howard University is a private, federally chartered historically black research university in Washington, D.C.

The School of Divinity at historically Black Howard University has received a $1.25 million grant from the Lilly Endowment to develop resources and initiatives aimed at supporting theological leaders and Black congregations. The funds will go towards expanding an online educational hub for congregations and clergy, launching a podcast centered on African American preaching, establishing an annual preaching symposium, developing an alumni mentoring program, and creating two non-degree certificate programs in African American preaching.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore — $560,000

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

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has received a $560,000 research grant to study the effects of the herpes simple virus on brain neurons. According to Victor Hsia, the project’s lead researcher and professor within the historically Black university’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, the research project will also investigate methods to dispel common misconceptions about the virus and how it spreads.

Hampton University — $500,000

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

Historically Black Hampton University in Virginia has partnered with the Public Service Education Institute to establish a $500,000 endowed fund to support student internships within federal, state, and local government agencies. Students whom the new endowed fund supports will receive up to $5,000 to help cover expenses during their internship experiences.


Congratulations to all the HBCUs for these outstanding contributions!

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