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South Carolina and Georgia Black Colleges Get Millions in Federal Grants

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The federal science and technology grants will be used in Allen's Gibbs Hall science building. The federal science and technology grants will be used in Allen's Gibbs Hall science building.
Students working in a science lab at Allen University will benefit from the research money. Students working in a science lab at Allen University will benefit from the research money.

By Brandon Gates

Posted: April 9, 2010 11:24 AM

Allen University, Benedict College and South Carolina State University will each receive at least $1 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Energy for science and technical research.

They join six other historically black colleges and universities in South Carolina and Georgia receiving nearly $9 million from the Department of Energy.

Department of Energy spokesman say these schools are being recognized for their commitment to develop math and technology research programs.

The grant money will be used to create programs that promote minority involvement in science and technical fields.

Participating black colleges and grand amounts:

South Carolina

  • South Carolina State University, Orangeburg: $1.19 million
  • Benedict College, Columbia: $1.18 million
  • Allen University, Columbia: $1 million
  • Claflin University, Orangeburg, $999,018
  • Morris College, Sumter: $987,793
  • Voorhees College, Denmark: $982,387
  • Clinton Junior College, Rock Hill: $837,049
  • Denmark Technical College, Denmark: $789,440

Georgia

  • Paine College, Augusta: $992,889
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