Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Grants & Awards

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Grants & Awards

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* San Francisco State University has received $2 million in private endowed gifts from Y.F. Chang, group chairman and founder of The Evergreen Group, a parent company of the world's largest container ship operator; Evergreen Marine Corporation, of EVA Airways; and numerous other affiliated businesses. The gifts will establish a $1 million endowment for presidential scholars, and a $1 million endowed faculty chair in international business.

* The University of Maryland-Eastern Shore has been awarded $799,067 from the National Science Foundation to support the development and delivery of technology education leadership programs.

* The University of Southern Mississippi has been awarded a four-year, $760,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop and implement the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Scholars Program beginning Oct. 1. The program is designed to help low-income, first-generation college graduates attain doctorates and pursue careers in higher education. Students eligible for Pell Grants are also eligible for this program.

* The University of Florida College of Medicine's Office of Minority Affairs has been awarded $463,380 by the National Institute of Health to fund a short-term minority research training program. …

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