Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Grants & Awards

Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Grants & Awards

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Bowie State University (Md.) received a three-year $291,354 grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program to fund a new summer research graduate preparatory program for science and engineering students. The program is designed to affect long-range improvements in science and engineering education at predominantly minority institutions and to increase the number of qualified minorities, especially women, in science and technology careers.

Jarvis Christian College (Texas) received a $90,000 grant from the Sid Richardson Foundation of Fort Worth, Texas, to support implementation of the Accelerated Alternative Teacher Certification Program scheduled to begin at Jarvis in the 2005 fall semester. The program is designed to serve individuals who have already earned a bachelor's degree and who are interested in becoming certified as a secondary teacher in Texas.

North Carolina A&T State University received a three-year $300,000 grant from Toyota to provide scholarship opportunities for its College of Engineering.

The University of Georgia will lead an alliance that aims to boost the number of under-represented minorities who receive bachelor's degrees in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines with a $4.9 million grant from the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, a program of the National Science Foundation. The purpose of the five-year initiative - in collaboration with Bainbridge College, Fort Valley State University, Georgia Perimeter College, Savannah State University and Southern Polytechnic University - is to double the number of under-represented minority students in Georgia who complete undergraduate degrees in the targeted fields.

The University of Michigan Library has received a $165,000 grant from the Library of Michigan for the digitization of significant local and state-related information. The grant will also be used to make such resources easily available to residents, no matter where they live, via the Michigan eLibrary and the Internet.

The University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law received a $100,000 grant from Geoffrey Oelsner Jr. to strengthen the international reach of its Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution. …

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