Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

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

Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, received a $299,838 grant from the Office on Violence Against Women of the U.S. Department of Justice to support the university’s Confronting Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus project. The funds will be used to fund mandatory prevention and awareness programs for students and for training programs for law enforcement and counseling officials.

Bennett College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Greensboro, North Carolina, received a $125,000 grant from the Cannon Foundation to improve Wi-Fi services to campus residence halls and academic buildings. The funds will be used to add additional controllers to the campus Wi-Fi network where the connection has been weak or nonexistent. The grant program is under the direction of Andrena Coleman, associate vice president for administrative services at Bennett College.

Trinity College, the highly rated liberals arts college in Hartford, Connecticut, received a grant from the Aurora Foundation to launch a pilot program designed to increase educational opportunities for women who are released from prison. The program will provide advising, educational, and mentoring programs for inmates at the York Correctional Institution, Connecticut’s only women’s prison. Also, support and networking services will help women enroll in community college programs when they are released.

The University of Alabama Birmingham received a three-year, $405,000 Susan G. Komen Graduate Training in Disparities Research Grant that will provide predoctoral scholars with financial support, research activities, and career skills development for students interested in research on disparities in breast cancer outcomes among different population groups.

Spelman College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Atlanta, received a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to incorporate new teaching and learning strategies into its curriculum. Faculty and peer tutors will be trained in “metacognitive learning,” or a thinking about thinking process.

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