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Friday, June 14, 2024

Six HBCUs Receive Over $11 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 — $369,024

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

A team of researchers from the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at Historically Black North Carolina A&T State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, has received a $369,024 grant from NCInnovation, a research support service for public universities. The funds will support research into the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

Coppin State University — $1.2 Million

Coppin State University
Coppin State University is a public historically black university in Baltimore, Maryland.

Historically Black, Coppin State University in Baltimore, has received a $1.2 million grant from the United States Department of Education’s Office of Special Education. The grant will fund an initiative aimed at preparing a diverse educational workforce to support school-aged children with disabilities, particularly those who are children of color or multilingual.

Prairie View A&M University — $150,000

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

Jeanelle Hope, an African American studies associate professor at Historically Black Prairie View A&M University in Texas, has received a $150,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support a two-year project designed to enhance the university’s African American studies program. The grant will be used to add new courses to the program’s curriculum and support faculty development initiatives.

Howard University — $5 Million

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

Historically Black, Howard University has received a record-breaking $5 million donation from Autodesk, a global leader in design and technology, as part of a collaboration the two have shared for six years. The company additionally allows its software to be used in classrooms at no cost to students and educators. The new funding will support the College of Engineering and Architecture’s Design and Make lab to provide software and state-of-the-art equipment, as well as educators who will empower future engineers. This marks the largest unrestricted philanthropic donation in the college’s history.

Jackson State University — $1 Million

Jackson State University is a public historically black research university in Jackson, Mississippi.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has donated $1 million to Historically Black, Jackson State University to establish a scholarship for high-achieving students in need (with preference given to those pursuing degrees in STEM disciplines). Pres. Thompson described the gift as transformative. The funds will be used to establish the Jack Kent Cooke CSET Scholars Program, which will provide selected STEM students with financial and professional support.

Alabama A&M University — $3.6 Million

Historically Black Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, AL.
AAMU is a public historically black land-grant university in Normal, Huntsville, Alabama.

The Alabama A&M University Social Work Department has secured a historic $3.6 Million Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant to fund a visionary initiative aimed at revolutionizing geriatric care. The transformative five-year grant is the largest in the history of the department and marks a milestone achievement for the College of Education, Humanities, and Behavioral Sciences.


Congratulations to all the HBCUs for these outstanding contributions!

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