Columbia University’s Teachers College received a $10.8 million gift from Lilo and Gerard Leeds. The gift, to be made over six years, is the largest single gift in the college’s history. The gift will be used to bolster the academic achievement of low-income high school students in New York City and across the United States. In addition, it will establish the National Academy for Excellent Teaching.
Florida A&M College of Law received $25,000 from Avis Rent-A-Car system toward the school’s general scholarship fund. In addition, the school received $41,364 from James and Ann Stutz to establish the Holly Marie Stutz Memorial Scholarship Fund, and a $50,000 commitment from Parks & Crump, L.L.C. to endow a scholarship for FAMU graduates.
Northwest Missouri State University received a $10 million gift from an anonymous donor. The gift was specifically allocated to scholarships.
SOLINET and the HBCU Library Alliance received a $160,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a collaborative project to assess needs and develop a program to increase the effectiveness and visibility of libraries at the nation’s Black colleges and universities.
The University of Illinois at Chicago has been awarded a $15.7 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop new drugs against anthrax.
The University of Maryland-Eastern Shore was awarded $5,000 by Equals Three Communications Inc. as the winner of the leadership/partnership essay contest. The money will go toward a Student Government Association for campus leadership and partnership development programs.
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