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Morgan Stanley Pledges $12 Million for Scholarships at Three HBCUs

Investment firm Morgan Stanley has announced the launch of Morgan Stanley HBCU Scholars, an integrated program to strategically engage with and support HBCUs. The program will provide full scholarships for HBCU students at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Morehouse College in Atlanta, and Spelman College in Atlanta. The program is designed to support the students’…

New Program Seeks to Install New Field Turfs at Dozens of HBCUs

Willie Lanier, a former star of the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has announced an initiative to install state-of-the-art playing surfaces at the football stadiums of nearly three-dozen historically Black colleges and universities. Partnering with FieldTurf, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and installers…

Google to Train 20,000 HBCU Students to Enhance Their Digital Skills

Nearly two-thirds of all jobs in the United States require medium or advanced digital skills, but 50 percent of Black jobseekers lack digital skills. To help bridge the digital gap, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund is partnering with Google to launch the Grow with Google Career Readiness Program. The initiative will help train 20,000 HBCU…

Gates Foundation Teams Up With HBCUs to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced grants of $15 million for historically Black colleges and universities who will participate in The Just Project of the foundation. Through The Just Project, 29 of the nation’s more than 100 HBCUs have teamed up to increase access to COVID-19 diagnostic testing for campuses and their communities.…

Virginia Union University to Offer Master’s Degrees in Political Science and Hospitality Management

Virginia Union University, the historically Black educational institution in Richmond, has announced that it will be offering two new master’s degree programs in the spring 2021 semester. The university will offer a master’s degree program in political science. This 30-credit hour program with a thesis and non-thesis options will offer concentrations in American government, the…

Gates Foundation Teams Up With HBCUs to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

Gates Foundation Teams Up With HBCUs to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic Filed in HBCUs on October 16, 2020 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced grants of $15 million for historically Black colleges and universities who will participate in The Just Project of the foundation. Through The Just Project, 29 of the…

Xavier University of Louisiana Expands Partnership With the U.S. Coast Guard

Historically Black Xavier University of Louisiana has announced an agreement with the U.S. Coast Guard to optimize outreach and engagement efforts and synergize the Coast Guard’s overall civilian and military officer recruiting effort. This initiative will provide tuition assistance to Xavier students as well as research opportunities for faculty members at the university. The College…