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Grants & Awards

Grants & Awards

The State University of New York — Albany has received a four-year, $760,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. The program encourages historically underrepresented students to pursue Ph.D. degrees in the fields of science and technology.

Howard University has been awarded a $359,970 grant from the Aetna Foundation Quality Care Research Fund of the Academic Medicine and Managed Care Forum to support an asthma education and counseling project for District of Columbia residents.

Hampton University’s institutional advancement operations have received a three-year, $350,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation. The money will enable the university to significantly improve and expand its fundraising operations by increasing the use of technology to establish an Intranet system and developing and implementing an Internet e-commerce application that the Office of Development can use to reach contributors and secure financial commitments.

Marygrove College in Detroit has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the McGregor Fund to build the infrastructure for new study abroad and honors programs.

Western Connecticut State University has received a $100,000 gift from Farooq Kathwari, president and CEO of Ethan Allen Inc., one of the nation’s largest furniture companies that is headquartered in Danbury, Conn. The donation will be used to help the institution recruit promising area minority high school students who are considering a career in education to join the university’s Pre-College Teacher Education program.

The Nellie Mae Foundation has awarded grants to the following:

The New England Board of Higher Education in Boston received $38,750 to support the “Science and Engineering Academic Support Network.” The network partners with New England schools and colleges to help underrepresented minorities pursue careers in science, engineering and math.

The University of Massachusetts-Boston received $32,000 for Project Reach. The program selects 25 middle school students with disabilities to participate in a 15-week after-school reading program and a seven-week academic enrichment summer program.

The Boston Line in Roxbury, Mass., received $30,000 for its program that offers an intensive pre-college counseling and in-college support for low-income, first-generation Boston high school and college students.

—  Compiled by Eric St. John

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