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Grants & Gifts

BENEDICT COLLEGE (S.C.) has been awarded a $937,480 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to establish and strengthen financial management, academic resources and endowment-building capacities as well as improve the school’s physical plants.

EXCELENCIA IN EDUCATION, an education think tank in Washington, D.C., has received a $1.49 MILLION grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation for the organization’s new national initiative, Growing What Works. The program is designed to increase the higher education success rate of Hispanic students in the United States.

HALIFAX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (N.C.) has received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Secondary Education’s Predominantly Black Institutions Program. The funds will be used to begin the “Freedom to Learn Initiative,” which will work to improve the retention and graduation rates of HCC’s Black male students.

MIAMI DADE COLLEGE (Fla.) has been awarded an $11 MILLION gift from the Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Foundation to remedy the region’s nursing shortage.

MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (Ga.) has received a $100,000 gift from The Rich Foundation to expand and renovate the Gross Dissection Laboratory and the Multidisciplinary Teaching Laboratories at the school, which will accommodate a larger medical student class.

TRINE UNIVERSITY (Ind.) has received a $1.5 MILLION gift from Tri- State College alumnus Larry Reiners and his wife, Judy, for the Department of Civil Engineering.

The UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, has been awarded a $4 MILLION grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences for UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies and the Department of Psychology. The funds will support an interdisciplinary doctoral training program to produce world-class education researchers.

The UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA has received a $1.24 MILLION federal research grant for its College of Behavioral & Community Sciences to reduce Hispanic health disparities.

The UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO has been awarded $1.6 MILLION from the Center for Defense Systems Research to bring together expertise and research capabilities from colleges and universities throughout the country to focus on long-term solutions to border security and immigration challenges.

The UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA has received a $275,000 grant from the National Institute for Mental Health to evaluate resources for children who have had one parent murder the other parent. Researchers will look for 100 adults who are the guardians of children of domestic homicide.

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