Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received a five-year, $8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a program to improve maternal and infant health in the African nation of Malawi. The nation of Malawi has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.

Texas Woman’s University in Denton, received a $700,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for programs to help students from economically disadvantaged families to pursue degrees in nursing. Most of the money will be used for scholarships for undergraduate students but about 13 percent of the grant money will be allocated for graduate student scholarships.

JodiRayThe University of South Florida received a two-year, $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies. The grant program is under the direction of Jodi Ray, an instructor in the university’s College of Public Health and program director of the university’s Florida Covering Kids & Families program. Ray is a graduate of Florida State University and holds a master’s degree from the University of South Florida.


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