Grants & Awards

The City College of New York School of Engineering has received a
$50,000 grant from the General Electric Fund to launch a new program
designed to motivate minority high school juniors toward research
careers.

Columbia College has received a $50,000 planning grant to partner
with six community-based organizations to develop youth arts
programming in diverse Chicago neighborhoods.

Dillard University will be the recipient of a $40,000 grant from
the Mazda Foundation (USA), Inc., to help fund scholarships for Dillard
students enrolled in the university’s Japanese Studies program.

Florida Memorial College has been awarded a $505,713 three-year
federal grant from The National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(NASA) to be used toward the development of a high-quality program in
math and science.

Goldman Sachs & Co. has donated $25,000 to the Consortium for
Graduate Study in Management. The grant will support the consortium in
providing merit-based full-tuition scholarships to African American,
Hispanic American, and Native American students at the following
schools of business management: Indiana University; New York
University; the University of California-Berkeley; the University of
Michigan; the University of North Carolina; the University of
Rochester; the University of Southern California; the University of
Texas-Austin; the University of Virginia; the University of Wisconsin;
and Washington University.

THE FORD FOUNDATION HAS AWARDED TEN SUPPLEMENTS TOTALING
$3,945,000, OVER TWO YEARS FOR THE FOUNDATION’S URBAN PARTNERSHIP
PROGRAM. THE RECIPIENTS WERE AS FOLLOWS:

* Florida International University, $290,000, for its College and Careers Program;

* Los Angeles Community College District, $330,000, for the Los Angeles Urban Partnership;

* The University of Memphis, $330,000, to increase the number of minority students who enter and complete college;

* The University of Minnesota, $280,000, to assist Minneapolis’s educational reform efforts;

* City University of New York, $1,255,000, to enable the National
Center for Urban Partnerships to continue to coordinate the
sixteen-city Urban Partnership Program;

* Rancho Santiago Community College District, $320,000, for efforts
by the Chicago Educational Alliance to further school reform;

* Seattle Community College District, $330,000, for the Seattle Coalition for Educational Equity; and

* Virginia Commonwealth University, $280,000, two-year supplement, for the city of Richmond’s Urban Partnership Program; and

* $200,000, for Foundation-administered UPP development.

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