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Grants & Awards

Colorado State University has received a $1.8 million federal grant to assist public schools across the West with desegregation efforts and to promote equity in education for all students. The funds will go to a new Equity Assistance Center designed to serve public school districts and tribal education agencies across a six-state region that includes Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Johnson C. Smith University has been awarded a $1 million dollar grant from the Lilly Endowment/UNCF Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program to renovate historic Biddle Hall, the university’s administrative building which was built in 1883 and is on the State and National Historic Landmark Registers.

Elizabeth City State University has received $500,000 to endow a second distinguished professorship. The money comes from private contributions of $233,000 given by former University of North Carolina Board of Governor member Derick S. Close and his sister, Crandall Bowles; matching funds of $167,000 from the UNC Board of Governors endowment trust fund; and a $1million contribution from the C.D. Spangler Foundation special challenge initiative. The professorship will be named in honor of former Senator Marshall A. Rauch.

Chicago State University College of Education has received two grants totaling $408,427 from the U.S. Department of Education. One grant, $228,532, is for the strengthening institution program. It will be used to strengthen developmental educational activities through the use of computer systems. The other grant, $179,895, is for the teachers and personnel program to train new bilingual teachers who will obtain bachelor’s’ degrees in bilingual education.

Hampton University has received a $123,000 international studies grant from the U.S. Department of Education to establish study abroad programs in Brazil and Chile. The grant, to be paid over two years, will provide HU faculty members the opportunity to travel to the South American countries to develop study abroad programs and partnerships.

Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc. and Union Carbide have donated $50,000 to the Ph.D. Project —- an ambitious effort to attract new generations of business school students. The project hopes to accomplish that by persuading African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans now in successful business careers to leave their jobs and pursue teaching careers at business schools. 

Virginia State University was awarded $10,000 from a national women’s organization known as The Drifters Inc. The university plans to use the funds to meet the unmet costs for both in-state and out-of-state students who meet requirements for becoming presidential and/or provost scholars.

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