Grants & AwardsAuburn University (Ala.) received $20,000 from Willie T. Grant, a Birmingham civil engineer, to provide an annual scholarship to minority students majoring in engineering at the university. California State University-San Bernardino received $10,813 from Louis Lauer, founder of the realty firm in Redlands that bears her name, to create an endowed scholarship for a student who has graduated from a San Bernardino or Redlands high school. Purdue University received $52.5 million from alumnus and Indianapolis business and civic leader William E. Bindley, including $7.5 million that will cover half the construction cost for a new bioscience research center at Purdue’s Discovery Park.The University of Georgia received $3.5 million from the Goizueta Foundation to launch a major effort to help Georgia schools better educate children of the state’s booming Hispanic population. In addition, UGA’s College of Pharmacy received $595,000 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health to support graduate education of minority students. The Speech Pathology program at Xavier University in New Orleans received a $786,000 personnel training grant from the U.S. Department of Education to train individuals to become speech-language pathologists who will acquire specialized training working with underrepresented children from urban settings. Yale University received a $1.2 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation of Los Angeles to establish the W.M. Keck Foundation Center for Quantum Information Physics at Yale.
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