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 School of Public Health at Georgia State University received a $299,922 grant from the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office of the U.S. Department of Defense to help build a workforce of trained professionals to implement sexual assault prevention practices and activities in the military. “Sexual assault, suicide, and substance abuse are long-standing public health issues that negatively impact the trajectories of United States military personnel,” said Shannon Self-Brown, professor and chair of the department of health policy and behavioral sciences at Georgia State and co-principal investigator on the project. “We hope to propose a feasible training plan that will establish Georgia State University as a Department of Defense partner to award certificates and credentials to those interested in working in prevention on military bases or military installations.”

The Black Women’s Health Imperative has announced that it will launch the SEE-US program (Socially/Emotionally Empowered-Unapologetically Smoke-Free) to educate, train and mobilize Black women on historically black college and university campuses in the fight against smoking/vaping. The initiative will be supported with a $1 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Participating institutions are Tuskegee University in Alabama, Alabama State University, Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dillard University in New Orleans, Tennessee State University, Mississippi Valley State University, and Jackson State University in Mississippi.

The Cleveland Clinic and The Howley Foundation are partnering with Ursuline College to expand the ASPIRE Nurse Scholars Program to offer college scholarships to underrepresented students interested in pursuing registered nursing careers. Ursuline College is an educational institution for women in Pepper Pike, Ohio. The Howley Foundation has contributed $10 million to the program. Approximately 25 students per year from Cleveland-area high schools enter the ASPIRE program as high school juniors. They become eligible for scholarships to the nursing school at Ursuline College.

Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, received a $300,000 grant from the Office on Violence Against Women of the U.S. Department of Justice to continue to expand a program designed to prevent sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking on the campus. The grant provides funding for the project director and enables the Coordinated Community Response team to continue coordinating victim services and prevention education. The project is under the direction of Kristina Travis.

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