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Grants & Awards

The California Institute of Technology has received a $250,000 grant from the California State Treasury Department to support a free tutoring program for Pasadena County high-schoolers. The three-year Reaffirming and Increasing Scholastic Endeavors (RISE) Programm provides intensive math and science tutoring for 10th- and 11th-graders in the public school system.

Colorado State University campuses in Pueblo and Fort Collins will split a $595,700 grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund the Bridges to the Doctorate program. The three-year mentorship program is designed to help minority students achieve master’s and doctoral degrees in science.

Columbia University (N.Y.) has received a total of $29.2 million in bequests from a brother and sister. Wun Tsun Tam, a high school administrator in Hong Kong, left the university $15 million, while her brother, Robert Yik-Fong Tam, left $14.2 million. The bequests will be used to establish a professorship in Chinese business and economy and to support Columbia’s East Asian Library.

The HIV Medicine Association has received a $200,000 grant from GlaxoSmithKline to support the association’s Minority Clinical Fellowship Program, which provides HIV training for Black and Hispanic physicians who serve at-risk communities.

Huston-Tillotson University (Texas) has received a $65,882 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Minority Science Improvement Program. The program will integrate mathematical applications into existing biology courses and will feature a series of workshops.

Kent State University (Ohio) has received a $150,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to endow a professorship in scholastic journalism.

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Ky.) has received a grant of nearly $5 million from the Lilly Foundation to help fund the Louisville Institute through 2009. The institute works to boost the religious life of American Christians. The institution has also received a $6,750 grant from the John Bergstrom Foundation to support academic services for nontraditional students.

The University of Virginia has received a $1 million gift from twin brothers and National Football League stars Ronde and Tiki Barber. The brothers graduated from the university in 1997. The gift will support a range of programs and scholarships. The university will also receive $2.5 million from Anheuser-Busch to establish the National Social Norms Institute, which will study high-risk drinking among college students.

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