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Grants & Awards

100 Black Men, a nonprofit organization working to advance the intellectual development of Black youth and improve the economic circumstances of the Black community, has received a $75,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation. The grant will be used to fund the organization’s nationwide youth mentorship program.

Calhoun Community College (Ala.) has received a $89,412 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Health Resources and Services Administration. The grant, received for the third consecutive year, will be used by the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program to provide tuition, fees and books for disadvantaged nursing students.

California State University-Northridge has received a three-year, $585,000 grant from Learn and Serve America to support the university’s community service-learning program. The grant will also help fund the MOSAIC program, a gang-prevention partnership between CSU-Northridge, the Los Angeles Police Department and several community organizations.

Cleveland State University’s Career Services Center has received a $82,829 grant from the Cleveland Foundation to fund the “BioHealth Care: A Cooperative Education Initiative.” The program is intended to educate students on career opportunities in the biomedical field.

The Wachovia Foundation has awarded Huston-Tillotson University (Texas) a $100,000 grant to help fund the Wachovia Business Resource and Training Center. The center is envisioned as a one-stop training and employment center for community residents and industry-specific business.

Norfolk State University (Va.) has received a $250,000 grant from the Norfolk Foundation to help provide supplies and equipment for the Marie V. McDemmond Center for Applied Research. The center is expected to open this fall and will house the university’s computational science, optical and electronics engineering, information assurance and materials science programs.

The University of Albany (N.Y.) has received a $300,000 gift from Goldie Brenner Swartz, a 1951 graduate of the university, and her husband, Howard Swartz. The donation will provide financial support, tuition and room and board for visually impaired and disabled students.

The University of North Dakota has received a grant of approximately
$1 million from a group of anonymous donors. The grant is intended to provide scholarships for students of Sioux heritage.

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