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Philanthropist Oprah Winfrey Announces $13 Million Gift to Morehouse College for Scholars Fund
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Philanthropist Oprah Winfrey Announces $13 Million Gift to Morehouse College for Scholars Fund

October (2019) — Philanthropist Oprah Winfrey visited Morehouse College Monday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program and made a surprise announcement. She donated $13 million to continue the scholarship fund, pushing her total investment to $25 million, which is the largest endowment in the College’s history. Winfrey made the surprise … Continue reading

NSF boosts funding of Tuskegee-based, statewide computer science ed project by $200K
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NSF boosts funding of Tuskegee-based, statewide computer science ed project by $200K

October 2019— ECS4Alabama — an ongoing, year-round project designed to provide underserved high school students in Alabama with greater access to computer science education — is receiving an additional $200,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation. The project, based at Tuskegee University and under the leadership of principal investigator Dr. Mohammed Qazi, trains in-service … Continue reading

HBCU Library Alliance Awarded $88,500 Grant
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HBCU Library Alliance Awarded $88,500 Grant

ATLANTA (September 20, 2019) — The HBCU Library Alliance was recently awarded an $88,500 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This grant will help fund Year One of the HBCU Library Alliance’s project, Building Capacity for Humanities Special Collections at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In partnership with the Conservation Center for Art and … Continue reading

TSU PRESIDENT GLENDA GLOVER DOES IT AGAIN, RAISES $1 MILLION IN ONE DAY FOR TSU AND NATION’S OTHER HBCUS
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TSU PRESIDENT GLENDA GLOVER DOES IT AGAIN, RAISES $1 MILLION IN ONE DAY FOR TSU AND NATION’S OTHER HBCUS

September (2019)– Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover has once again succeeded in her advocacy for the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and raised $1 million in a 24-hour campaign for the institutions. As International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Dr. Glover led the service organization in the one-day fundraising initiative, … Continue reading

Wilberforce University Receives $1.2M Anonymous Donation
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Wilberforce University Receives $1.2M Anonymous Donation

September (2019)– An anonymous donor gifted $1.2 million to Wilberforce University in order to launch a matching donation initiative. The campaign, #WilberforceUnite, has a goal of reviving the school’s fundraising efforts, according to the university. With the funding, Wilberforce will look to improve its student aid, facility and academic programs as well as support faculty … Continue reading

HBCU Library Alliance Awarded $365,000 Grant
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HBCU Library Alliance Awarded $365,000 Grant

ATLANTA (August 19, 2019) — The HBCU Library Alliance was recently awarded a $365,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grant will fund the alliance’s project, Building Capacity for Humanities Special Collections at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In partnership with the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, this project … Continue reading

NSF Awards $999,702 to B-CU and FAMU for Research
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NSF Awards $999,702 to B-CU and FAMU for Research

August (2019)– The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) a 3-year grant of $999,702 for research to improve coastal water quality. The researchers at both universities will investigate oyster-associated bacteria, which have the potential to remove nitrogen (N) from estuarine waters. Excessive nitrogen can act … Continue reading