Edward Waters College receives $1.2 million grant
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Edward Waters College in Jacksonville is among 97 historically black colleges and universities that are receiving grants from the U.S. Department of Education. While EWC will receive $1,297,176, Florida A&M University will receive $6.6 million, Bethune-Cookman University will receive $2.9 million and Albany State College was awarded $3.7 million. In addition, funds may be used for the purchase, rental, or lease of scientific or laboratory equipment and the development of academic instruction in disciplines in which African-Americans are underrepresented. "HBCUs have made enduring, even staggering contributions to American life despite the steep financial challenges many have faced," U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a release. "The grants will help these important institutions continue to provide their students with the quality education they need to compete in the global economy."