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Grants & Awards

The University of Missouri-Columbia is one of eight universities in the nation to receive a $2.4 million award from the National Science Foundation for a minority graduate education project. The grant, paired with a $3 million cost sharing from the university, will fund a nine-year project to recruit and train 32 minority student to become faculty at higher education institutions in the fields of science, engineering, and mathematics.

The University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research has received a $2 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the prevalence and mental health effects of racial and political violence in South Africa in the past.

Tuskegee University has received $450,000 from the General Electric Fund, the charitable foundation of GE, to continue strengthening its engineering curriculum.

Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University have received $313,250 from the Cleveland Foundation for a three-year pilot project to educate and train master-level social work students in community-based practice.

Virginia State University has been awarded $184,241 from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to fund the hiring of new officers and facilitate programs designed to enhance the working relationship among the department, the university community, and surrounding areas.

North Carolina A&T State University received $75,000, the 1999 installment in a total pledge of $750,000 through 2001, from the Eastman Kodak Co. for support of technical and business education departments programs in the areas of Kodak’s core business.

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, a national non-profit group of 11 prominent graduate business schools that helps minority students get M.B.A.s, has received $35,000 from the IBM International Foundation. Member schools include: Indiana University, New York University, University of California-Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina, University of Rochester, University of Southern California, University of Texas-Austin, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin, and Washington University.

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities  has been presented an annual gift of $10,000 in 1999 by the Eastman Kodak Co. to support HACU initiatives — including  the National Internship Program, through which more than 350 Hispanic college students are placed in summer and semester-long internships in and around Washington, D.C.

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