Grants & Awards

Grants & Awards

Jackson State University has received a $9 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control to research and develop intervention programs for Blacks infected with HIV. The programs will help community-based organizations to use the most recent, scientific research and cultural data to tailor HIV interventions to specific populations at risk.

The president of Hampton University, Dr. William R. Harvey, and his wife, Norma, have established a $1 million scholarship fund at the historically Black institution in Virginia to help students interested in becoming teachers. Six scholarships will be presented each year to high school graduates, three from schools in Newport News and three from schools in Hampton.

Barry University has recently received $650,000 in gifts — $500,000 from the Goizueta Foundation for the university’s 2+2 program, which is in essence an articulation agreement with community colleges in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties; and $150,000 in unrestricted funds from the Bank of America.

Dr. Beverly Mack, an associate professor of African and African American studies at the University of Kansas, has received a $98,000 award from the Carnegie Corporation to be used for archival research in the Maghreb, the northwest area of Africa that includes Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria and Tunisia.

Clark University has received an $85,000 grant from the Nellie Mae Foundation for its University Park program, which offers after-school and summer programs designed to help students in Worcester, Mass., make the transition from GED completion to pre-college and college course work.
nThe University of Massachusetts has received $66,000 from the Nellie Mae Foundation for its Steps Toward Abstract Reasoning and Thinking program, which provides academic support to female and minority students in the New Bedford, Mass., school system who are interested in pursuing careers in the sciences and technologies.

The Association of American Medical Colleges, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation have granted 10 awards of $350,000 each to higher education institutions through the Health Professions Partnership Initiative to support the development of strategies aimed at increasing the participation of minorities in medicine, nursing and other health professions. The grantees are:

Arkansas State University College of Nursing and Health Professions
Creighton University School of Medicine
Emory University School of Public Health
University of Alabama School of Medicine
University of California-Berkeley School of Public Health
University of California-San Francisco Latino Center for Medical
       Education and Research at Fresno
University of Chicago School of Public Health
University of Oklahoma College of Public Health
University of South Carolina School of Public Health
Yale University School of Medicine


—  Compiled by Eric St. John



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