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Grants & Gifts

The City College of New York has received a four-year, $6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue the college’s participation in the Institute of General Medical Sciences’ SCORE program. The program provides research funds for faculty development at minority-serving institutions.

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San Francisco State University has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for Improvement of Post Secondary Education. The grant will be used to develop a curriculum for the Metropolitan Health Academy, a model program designed to help minority students pursue careers in the community health industry.

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation has promised up to $500,000 annually to the Hispanic College Fund and the United Negro College Fund to provide renewable scholarships for Hispanic and Black college students studying hospitality.

Howard Community College (Md.) has received a $15,000 donation from the Ellicott City Lions Club to support a scholarship fund created by the club in 2002. Half of the donation will be used to provide scholarships for business and computer-related majors, while the other half will go towards scholarships for student-athletes.

The Imagine America Promise scholarship program has received a $35,000 donation from the Sallie Mae Fund to provide $1,000 scholarships for academically successful high school students looking to move on to higher education.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has provided a $249,862 grant to the National Council of La Raza-California State University-Long Beach Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation, and Leadership Training. The grant will be used for the “Break the Silence” program, aimed at reducing the number of HIV infections in the Hispanic community.

The University of Texas-El Paso has received a $50,000 donation from the State Farm Companies Foundation to help fund the university’s teacher induction program. The donation will be used to support novice teachers in the El Paso, Socorro and Canutillo school districts. About 60 percent of new teachers in Texas leave the field within five years.

The Yale University Child Study Center (Conn.) has received a five-year, $7.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The funding is tied to the center being named an NIH Autism Center of Excellence.

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