Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Grants & Gifts

Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Grants & Gifts

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Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has been awarded a $4.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Heath Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). HRSA's Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) program provided the grants, which will fund scholarships for nursing students over the next four years.

The scholarships will be awarded to full-time, financially needy WSSU students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are citizens, nationals or lawful permanent residents of the United States. Approximately $2.6 million will be awarded to undergraduate students and $1.7 million will be awarded to graduate students. The scholarships will be equally distributed over the next four years.

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded California Lutheran University a $1.2 million grant to provide Ventura County's only federal TRIO program serving middle school students.

The Talent Search program targets disadvantaged middle school and high school students, helping them to success in high school and college. Cal Lutheran will serve 500 South Oxnard students annually over the next five years with the grant. One hundred will be chosen from Channel Islands High School and another 100 from Hueneme High School.

Duke Energy Foundation has awarded North Carolina Central University (NCCU) $135,000 to support a Three-Plus-Two Bachelor of Science Dual Degree program in physics and electrical engineering in partnership with North Carolina State University (NC State).

Established in June 2015, the dual-degree program aims to increase access, diversity and enrollment in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines at both NCCU and NC State.

Delmarva Power, an Exelon Company, has awarded $1 million to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to help the institution expand training a sustainable workforce with emphases on agriculture and renewable energy in the company's Maryland service area.

The gift will be used by UMES to launch the Green Collar Initiative, a series of energy conservation projects.

Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa, has been awarded a $2.3 million grant to help disadvantaged students succeed in higher education. The five-year grant from the Department of Education will help fund the university's Talent Search program. Through the grant, Briar Cliff will provide services to 1,000 economically and educationally disadvantaged students at- tending middle and high schools in Sioux City and South Sioux City, Nebraska. …

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