Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

GRANTS & Awards

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

GRANTS & Awards

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The College of the Canyons (Calif.) EPIC Center for the Performing Arts received $2 million from Vital Express, a local and national transportation service provider, and will be renamed the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts.

Hampton University (Va.) was recently awarded a $107,459 grant from the Virginia State Council for Higher Education's No Child Left Behind Program, Title II, Part A. Ten Virginia institutions were awarded the grant, and Hampton is the only HBCU to be selected.

North Carolina Central University received $1 million from the family of the late Dr, Mary M. Townes. The donation was given in honor of the endowment established by Dr. Townes, who served the university for nearly 44 years.

The United Negro College Fund received a $500,000 donation from Hershey Foods Corp. to establish the UNCF/Hershey Foods Scholarship. In 2005, Hershey Foods will contribute $100,000 as part of the five-year commitment to UNCF.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center is the recipient of a $5 million gift from Dr. …

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