Grants & Awards

Columbia University has been awarded $75,000 from the W.K. Kellogg
Foundation for the Kellogg Jobs and Education Empowerment Program which
will help more than 400 residents of upper Manhattan receive job
training, education and employment through a student-based social
service program at Columbia.

Jackson State University has been awarded a $10,000 endowed
scholarship for students pursuing a master’s in communicative
disorders. The gift was awarded by Dr. Juanita Sims Dory and Charles
Dory, owners of the Lextron Corp. in Jackson, Miss. In addition, the
couple has provided $1,000 for scholarships this fall semester and has
committed to increasing the scholarship fund to $20,000 within the next
five years.

Morris College, North Carolina Central University, and St. Paul’s
College have jointly received a $200,000 grant from the General
Electric and Telephone Exchange Corp. The grant will purchase and
install computer systems at each school.

Norfolk State University has been awarded the following grants:
$4.5 million from the National Science Foundation to establish a center
for photonic materials research; $100,000 from the David and Lucile
Packard Foundation to support funding for the university’s Dozoretz
National Institute for Minorities in Applied Sciences; $12,000 from the
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to be used to establish a
Newspaper-in-Residence Program as a joint effort between the
university’s Department of Mass Communications and Journalism and The
Richmond Times-Dispatch; and $10,000 from Phillip Morris, U.S.A., to
support the School of Business and Entrepreneurship with student
scholarships for several of its accounting and finance majors.

St. Mary’s College will receive close to $1 million from the Lilly
Endowment Inc. for a college preparatory program grant. The Saint
Mary’s College/Students/Teachers/Parents Science Project (the CoSTEP
Project) will be funded by the Endowment for a total of $999,820 over
three years beginning in 1999.

Voorhees College has been awarded a $58,000, one-year planning
grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of the non-profit
organization’s teaching and technology initiative.

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