June 15, 2022

Benedict College and Synovus Bank Celebrate Future Entrepreneurs

By Benedict College Benedict College, in partnership with Synovus Bank, will recognize a cohort of rising seniors from area high schools for completing a week-long Synovus Youth Entrepreneurship Summer Camp as part of the College’s Upward Bound program. Fourteen female students from Airport High School, C.A. Johnson High School, Camden High School, Fairfield Central High


Grant-funded breast cancer screening, wrap-around services available through Texas Southern University

By Courtesy of Texas Southern University Texas Southern University is now providing breast cancer screening, among other services, for African American and other ethnic minority women in Harris, Grimes, Matagorda, Walker, and Wharton counties, as part of a grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). The $1 million grant, which TSU

Dr. Tarik Dickens, right with graduate students Jolie Frketic, left, and Marquese Pollard in the DeXter 3D printing and additive manufacturing lab at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering at Innovation Park in Tallahassee, Florida.

FAMU Receives Nearly $70M in New Funding in State Budget

By Andrew Skerritt Florida A&M University received nearly $70 million in new funding in the 2022-2023 state budget signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis last week. President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., thanked the Governor, the leadership of the Florida Senate and House, the Florida Board of Governors, the FAMU Board of Trustees, the Rattler Legislative Caucus, the


HVACR students earn certification and potentially increase earnings

By Bishop State University Congratulations to Bishop State’s Heating, Ventilation, Air conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) students for passing their EPA 608 Refrigerant Recovery Certification! More that 24 students chose to take the critically assessed exam on March 23, 2022 and they had a 85% passing rate! With this certification, these HVACR students will now be able to

Jackson State University announces a new scholarship for first-time freshmen called the Tiger Ready Scholarship.

Jackson State University launches new Tiger Ready Scholarship for first-time freshmen

By Jackson State University This fall, Jackson State University (JSU) will make access to a higher education a little easier for 2,000 first-time-in-college freshmen through the new Tiger Ready Scholarship.  The one-time award of up to $1,000 will be given to incoming students who have not received other scholarships to defray the cost of tuition. “Enrolling and paying


Coppin State University Students to Participate in the NASA Student Airborne Science Activation Program

By Coppin State University Three Coppin State University students are among 25 students taking part in the inaugural cohort of the NASA Student Airborne Science Activation (SaSa) program. The eight-week paid internship provides students with hands-on experience with research, data collection, analysis, and experimentation and exposure to geo, oceanic, and atmospheric sciences. The Coppin State


Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin Honors Dr. William R. Harvey by Declaring June 11, 2022 as Dr. William R. Harvey Day in Virginia

Courtesy of Hampton University As Hampton University prepares to celebrate Dr. William R. Harvey’s 44 years of legendary service at the Harvey Years Gala, Dr. Harvey was quite surprised when he received a Certificate of Recognition from Glenn Youngkin, Governor of Virginia, declaring June 11, 2022 as Dr. William R. Harvey Day, in recognition of


Virginia Union University Celebrates Historic Opinion by Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares on HBCU Funding

By Virginia Union University Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares released his official opinion announcing that “the state has the ability to fund both public and private HBCUs in Virginia.” “This is a significant moment in time for HBCUs,” said Dr. Hakim J. Lucas, President and CEO of Virginia Union University. “While Virginia Union is recognized as a private


Howard University Celebrates Pride Month with Lavender Scholarship Opportunity

By Howard University On behalf of the Office of Intercultural Affairs and the LGBTQ+ Resource Center, the Lavender Fund will proceed with applicants for the Lavender Fund Scholarship award. This scholarship was established to provide academic financial support for Howard University students who demonstrate positive sensitivity to, and involvement in, LGBTQ+ issues, promote visibility of LGBTQ+ life, and