hbcu.jpgOfficials of the U.S. Department of Education say the historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in 19 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be able to strengthen their academic resources, financial management systems, endowment-building capacity and physical plants as a result of a $227.9 million grant awarded by the DOE.

In Florida that includes $2,926,836 to Bethune-Cookman University, $1,297,176 to Edward Waters College, $6,596,639 to Florida A&M University and $2,025,731 to Florida Memorial University.                                           

“HBCUs have made enduring, even staggering contributions to American life despite the steep financial challenges many have faced,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

The remainder of the 97 award recipients include:

Alabama: Alabama A&M University, $3,236,524; Alabama State University, $3,994,637; Bishop State CC – Carver Campus, $500,000; Bishop State CC – Main Campus, $1,838,546; Concordia College – Selma, $1,002,132; Gadsden State Community College, $250,000; H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College, $1,244,976; J.F. Drake State Technical College, $1,433,843; Lawson State Community College, $2,991,584; Miles College, $2,011,679; Oakwood College, $1,576,796; Shelton State Community College, $1,145,605; Stillman College, $1,742,200; Talladega College, $1,339,273; Tuskegee University, $2,279,998.

Arkansas: Arkansas Baptist College, $1,435,675; Philander Smith University, $1,859,312; Shorter College, $250,000; University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, $3,275,591.

District of Columbia: University of the District of Columbia, $2,415,668.                

Delaware: Delaware State University, $2,173,761.

Georgia: Albany State University, $3,724,604; Clark Atlanta University, $2,756,524; Fort Valley State University, $2,626,143; Morehouse College, $2,300,748; Paine College, $1,514,609; Savannah State University, $2,793,926; Spelman College, $2,085,873.

Kentucky: Kentucky State University, $2,192,831.

Louisiana: Dillard University, $2,006,534; Grambling State University, $3,444,511;

Southern University & A&M College, $5,331,871; Southern University New Orleans, $2,577,184; Southern University Shreveport, $2,812,234; XavierUniversity of Louisiana, $3,199,496.

Maryland: Bowie State University, $3,001,958; Coppin State University, $2,774,741; Morgan State University, $3,890,113; University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, $2,535,353.

Missouri: Harris-Stowe State University, $1,578,832; Lincoln University, $2,289,891.

Mississippi: Alcorn State University, $2,981,217; Coahoma Community College, $2,472,769; Hinds Community College, $1,592,626; Jackson State University, $5,314,828; Mississippi Valley State University, $2,539,567; Rust College, $1,505,037; Tougaloo College, $2,195,106.

North Carolina: Bennett College, $1,457,849; Elizabeth City State University, $3,474,658; Fayetteville State University, $3,842,872; Johnson C. Smith University, $1,886,314; Livingstone College, $1,476,226; North Carolina A&T State

University, $5,246,940; North Carolina Central University, $4,090,693; St. Augustine’s College, $1,638,519; Shaw University, $2,467,589; Winston-Salem State University, $4,375,966.

Ohio: Central State University, $1,978,028; Wilberforce University, $1,231,005.

Pennsylvania: Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, $1,712,647; Lincoln University of Pennsylvania; $2,081,149.

South Carolina: Allen University, $1,382,744; Benedict College, $2,672,945; Claflin University, $1,844,621; Clinton Junior College, $250,000; Denmark Technical College, $1,610,441; Morris College, $1,561,979; South Carolina State University, $3,354,581; Voorhees College, $1,743,086.

Tennessee: Fisk University, $1,356,300; Lane College, $2,691,975; LeMoyne-Owen College, $1,252,907; Tennessee State University, $4,851,718.

Texas: Huston-Tillotson University, $1,985,989; Jarvis Christian College, $991,903; Paul Quinn College, $1,079,394; Prairie View A&M University, $4,334,301; SW Christian College, $250,000; St. Philip’s College, $5,404,878; Texas College, $1,095,504; Texas Southern University, $4,438,376.

Virginia: Hampton University, $2,641,339; Norfolk State University, $3,312,058; St. Paul’s College, $1,392,751; Virginia State University, $3,679,066; Virginia Union University, $1,719,627; Virginia University of Lynchburg, $500,000.

West Virginia: Bluefield State College, $1,208,548; West Virginia State University, $1,921,352.

U.S. Virgin Islands: University of Virgin Islands, $1,650,898.

For additional information on the program visit 2.ed.gov/programs/iduestitle3b/index.html