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.

Alverno College, a liberal arts educational institution for women in Milwaukee, received a four-year, $360,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for programs to help offset the costs of on-campus child care for undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. The grant will increase both the number of low-income student parents served by Alverno’s Early Learning Center as well as the amount of childcare need that is met for each student parent. The Child Care Access Means Parents in School program is under the direction of Jodi Eastberg, acting vice president for academic affairs at the college.

Hollins University, a women-centered educational institution in Roanoke, Virginia, has received $428,000 in federal government funding to enhance dual enrollment offerings for high school students in the Roanoke Valley region. The Hollins project, which will be coordinated with Roanoke’s Virginia Western Community College, is designed to support the development of a new program for educators in Roanoke City Public Schools, Roanoke County Public Schools, and Botetourt County Public Schools who seek to complete graduate-level coursework in English, history, mathematics, or art in order to build dual enrollment teaching capacity and opportunities.

The University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, and the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, have received a five-year, $3.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to improve screening and preventative treatment of cervical cancer for women living with HIV in low-resource countries. Researchers from these institutions will develop trials to be conducted at clinical sites in Kenya, Uganda, and Botswana.

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