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Grants & Awards

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business has received a $25,000 grant from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to fund scholarships for the AACSB’s Bridge Program. The program is intended to help accounting professionals transition into a university teaching position.

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation has received a three-year, $495,000 donation from Chrysler to support personal finance education for students at historically Black colleges and universities. The funds will be used for the foundation’s SHOP for Wealth program, a seminar designed to teach students how to manage their personal finances and build wealth.

Gannon University (Pa.) has received a $4 million state grant to support its new Erie Technology Incubator, which will house high-tech startup companies. The incubator has the potential to produce 10 new companies and 600 new jobs every five years. Over the past four years, Gannon has received $1.1 million in federal, state and local funds for the incubator.

Miami Dade College has received a $741,829 grant from the Florida Department of Education to support the training of professionals in occupations in critical-need areas, including math and science, nursing, biosciences and alternative teaching.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a total of $10.4 million in grants to 13 historically Black colleges and universities, including $600,000 each to Norfolk State University (Va.) and Southern University and A&M College (La.). NSU will use the grant to help fund its office of community and outreach services. Southern intends to use the funds for its Building Stronger Communities project.

North Carolina A&T State University has received a $12.5 million grant from the National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration to fund the Interdisciplinary Scientific Environmental Technology Cooperative Research and Education Center.

Tulane University (La.) has received a $5 million grant from the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar to help support the university’s Community Health Center at Covenant House. Tulane will use the grant to triple capacity at the center by adding six examination rooms and purchasing
a mobile medical unit to serve neighborhoods most damaged by Katrina.

The University of Maryland and Prince George’s Community College (Md.) will launch a joint program with the help of a $1.7 million gift from the David H. and Suzanne D. Hillman Family Foundation. Under the program, students will begin college at PGCC before earning a bachelor’s from UMD.

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