Grants & Awards

Jackson State University will receive a $12.9 million grant — the largest research award in the university’s history — to serve as the coordinating center for the Jackson Heart Study. It is the largest study of cardiovascular disease ever undertaken in the nation.

The University of Maryland-Eastern Shore has been awarded a $799,067 grant from the National Science Foundation to support the development and delivery of technology education leadership programs.

Barber-Scotia College was recently awarded a $250,000 grant that will be used to continue the technology improvements currently underway at the college. It also received two grants totaling $75,000 for the operating budget. Both grants are from the Cannon Foundation and the Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trust No. 1 and Trust No. 2, respectively.

LeMoyne-Owen College has received a grant totaling $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to fund the college’s science improvement project for the next three years.

Jarvis Christian College has received a $140,000 grant from the Meadows Foundation to be used to enhance computer technology as part of an initiative to recruit and retain students.

Six minority-serving higher education institutions — five of them historically Black — have been awarded Partnership Grants of up to $100,000 for two years to conduct education and research projects with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The institutions are: Alabama A&M University, Fisk University, North Carolina A&T State University, Southern University, Spelman College, and the Hispanic-serving University of Texas-El Paso.

Stillman College has received $100,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop a model alumni-giving program. The project will identify strategies to strengthen the alumni-giving base and test those strategies in relation to cost-effectiveness and resource growth.

 n from the DeWitt Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund. The purpose of the one-year grant is to plan replication of college access programming for low-income and first-generation students in local communities across the country



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