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Saturday, June 22, 2024

Four HBCUs Receive Over $48 Million In Grants & Gifts

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

LeMoyne-Owen College — $75,000

Historically Black, LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Tennessee, has received a $75,000 grant to establish a men’s volleyball program over the next three years. The school will become the seventh historically Black college or university in its athletic conference to establish a men’s volleyball program, and the 69th school in the country to sponsor the sport at the National Collegiate Athletics Association Division II level.

Virginia Union University — $42 Million

Historically Black Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia has received a $42 million grant from The Steinbridge Group, an investment firm based in New York, to develop a two-acre housing project in Richmond. The project will create 130 new residences for the general public to rent or own. It is the latest effort in the school’s pledge to revitalize its campus by 2032.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore — $4.6 Million

Historically Black, University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Maryland, has received a $4.6 million grant from the United States Department of Education to advance research in artificial intelligence, climate change and sustainability, and health care outcomes. The university will receive funding over the next four years and aims to achieve status as an R1 research institution through this additional support.

Claflin University — $1.8 Million

The oldest historically Black university in South Carolina, Claflin University has received a $1.8 million grant from the South Carolina HBCU Health Discovery Program. The funds will support the university’s CU-DEEP Wellness Initiative, which focuses on addressing health and wellness concerns in rural and minority communities.

Congratulations to all the HBCUs for these outstanding contributions!

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