Grants & Gifts

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Grants & Gifts


BETHUNE-COOKMAN COLLEGE (Fla.) has received a $4.6 MILLION gift from an anonymous business associate of BCC alum Larry R. Handfield. The donation is the largest single gift by an individual in the college's history. Handfield, a former drum major for BCC's Marching Wildcats Band, is a criminal defense attorney in Miami.

Ohio's Third Frontier Program has awarded $234 MILLION to a 33-member coalition led by CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY. The award will establish a Wright Center of Innovation for Ohio on CSU's downtown campus.

FRESNO STATE UNIVERSITY (Calif.) has received $10 MILLION from The Table Mountain Rancheria tribe to aid construction of the college's $105 million Henry Madden Library. In honor of the gift, the north wing of the new library will feature an American Indian design theme. The gift is the single largest contribution in the university's history.

Nelnet has donated $50,000 to the HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND to provide scholarships for Hispanic students planning to attend two- or four-year institutions in the state of California. Nelnet is a leading educationfinance company.

MONTGOMERY COLLEQE (Md.) has been awarded a three-year, $471,142 grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. The grant will be used to increase the numbers of minorities and women transferring to four-year engineering programs from the college. …

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