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Grants & Awards

Cheyney University and Lincoln University, both historically Black institutions in Pennsylvania, have each received $500,000 grants from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration to promote minority student interest in science and technology careers.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has provided a three-year grant of just under $1.4 million to Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, the University of Central Florida and the University of South Florida to support the ENLACE FLORIDA program. The program aims to identify and eliminate educational barriers for Hispanic students.

Meharry Medical College (Tenn.) has received a five-year, $4.2 million grant from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop youth violence prevention strategies for the Nashville area.

Ten Hispanic-Serving Institutions will share a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mesalands Community College ($600,000), the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao ($583,284), the University of Texas at San Antonio ($599,984) and the other institutions will use the funds to help revitalize low-income neighborhoods near their campuses.

Spelman College (Ga.) has received a $498,500 grant from the National Science Foundation to support a STEM program at the college. Students Integrating Science and Technology Education for Research Scholarship, or SISTERS, will help 20 students complete bachelor’s degrees in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines.

The University of Arkansas’ College of Nursing has received a three-year, $820,418 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fund an African-American and Hispanic nurse recruitment and retention program. The grant will be used to strengthen ties with six Little Rock-area high schools.

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Hillman Cancer Centers received $500,000 from the Lance Armstrong Foundation to help dismantle the barriers that African-Americans face when accessing cancer care.

Yale University (Conn.) has received a $25 million gift from Maurice R. Greenberg to enhance the university’s collaborations with China. The initiative will be named after Greenberg, the retired chairman and CEO of American International Group, the world’s largest insurance company.

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