Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Grants & Gifts

Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Grants & Gifts

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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University has received a $1,351,400 grant from the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health to support research that is poised to uncover a more direct and effective method for treating lung cancer.

Chevron has provided a $231,500 grant to provide scholarships and support for enrichment programs for Clark Atlanta University's business and engineering students.

The GE Foundation announced a $1.5 million grant to help fill the advanced manufacturing and water management skills gap in New Orleans. This grant will support Delgado Community College's ongoing efforts to train certified water infrastructure personnel to work at the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced that its 2014 Scientific Leadership Award goes to Texas Southern University. The award goes to accredited minority-serving institutions to build Homeland Security Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (HSSTEM) initiatives.

This grant will be used to establish related curricula and courses of study. This is a five-year grant with a total funding of $800,000.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Stanford University just announced new initiatives, funded by $1.8 million from Knight, to expand the journalism fellowships program at Stanford.

The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships each year bring 20 journalists and journalism entrepreneurs to Stanford for 10 months.

The Department of Rehabilitation Counseling at Winston-Salem State University has received two grants totaling more than $2 million from the U.S. Department of Education.

The grants from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services are to address the shortage in professionals in rehabilitation, as well as the specific shortage of rehabilitation counselors providing services for the deaf or hard of hearing. …

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