According to the U.S. Department of Education, Historically Black Colleges & Universities are disproportionally underfunded by more than $12 billion.

Despite this shortfall, significant strides have been made to help ensure the financial success of our HBCU students. Such initiatives included fundraising and donations. These contributive efforts help present a vital financial resource to our HBCU students nationwide.

These four HBCUs recently received over $2 million in grants and gifts:

South Carolina State University – $195,000
South Carolina State University’s Counseling and Self-Development Center has been awarded a $195,000 state grant to bolster its student substance abuse recovery efforts. The grant from the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services will establish a collegiate recovery program at the university titled Bulldog Recovery.

“I am excited about expanding the capacity for care for our students,” said Christian Jackson, director of the Counseling and Self-Development Center. “The programs we can build because of this grant will help us target the specific issue of alcohol and other drug use that overwhelms college students nationwide.”

Tuskegee University – $500,000
The College of Arts & Sciences at Tuskegee University in Alabama, received a $500,000 grant from the AIM AHEAD Consortium, a National Institutes of Health project. The project will focus on the ethical use of artificial intelligence and machine learning aimed at strengthening data governance and promoting health equity in the healthcare sector, focusing on minority populations. (READ MORE)(SOURCE: HBCU BUZZ)