Grants & Awards

The University of Illinois at Chicago received $1.25 million from the Archdiocese of Chicago to establish an endowed chair in Catholic studies to promote religious literacy. The archdiocese received the money from the Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation.

Earl G. Graves Sr., chairman and publisher of Black Enterprise magazine, announced that he and several business associates and corporations have raised $1.23 million to establish the Earl G. Graves-NAACP Scholarship Fund.

Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Fla., received a grant of more than $1 million from the Lilly Endowment and the United Negro College Fund’s historically Black colleges and universities program for faculty development, student scholarships and building renovations.

LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Tenn., received a $950,000 grant from the Lilly Endowment and the United Negro College Fund’s historically Black colleges and universities program to help develop a teaching and learning community.

Rutgers University’s Newark campus received a four-year, $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for its Upward Bound program to boost the high school graduation rate for economically disadvantaged youth in eight northern New Jersey counties.

Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y., received a three-year, $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare new teachers to work with urban middle and high school students with disabilities.

Wilberforce and Central State universities in Ohio received a joint $400,000 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to install five solar-powered security lights at a local high school.

Rutgers University received a $315,000 donation from Ken Boxley of Beverly Hills, Calif., to fund a full-ride, need-based scholarship in memory of Rutgers alumnus Paul Robeson.

Chicago State University received a $141,000 grant from the Joyce Foundation to provide additional teaching experience to students training to become teachers.

Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia received a $100,000 grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to hire a director of intercultural affairs for three years.

Hampton University in Virginia received $20,000, a Boeing 727 airplane engine, and free training from American Airlines to help the school’s aviation program. The university will use the money to set up a scholarship fund for aviation students.    n



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