Sep. 25—WASHINGTON, D.C. — The HBCU National Center Foundation is bestowing $41,000 in Intern Support Grants to the HBCUs whose presidents or chancellors are participating in the 2022 National HBCU Week Conference, sponsored by the White House Initiative on HBCUs.
The Intern Support Grant is a $1,000 cash grant that is intended to be used by the HBCU in any manner that advances, promotes, or sustains its Washington, D.C., internship program. Among the schools selected to receive the grants are Georgia's three public HBCUs: Albany State, Fort Valley State and Savannah State universities.
Grants have been awarded to the following institutions:
Alabama A&M State University, Daniel Wims
Alabama State University, Quinton Ross Jr.
Albany State University, President Marion Fedrick
Allen University, Ernest McNealey
Arkansas Baptist College, President Regina Favors
Atlanta University Center Consortium, Said Sewell
Benedict College, Roslyn Clark Artis
Bennett College, President Suzanne Walsh
Bishop State Community College, President Olivier Charles
Chicago State University, President Zaldwaynaka Scott
Clinton College, Lester McCorn
Coppin State University, Anthony Jenkins
Denmark Technical College, Willie Todd Jr.
Dillard University, Rochelle Ford
Edward Waters University, A. Zachary Faison
Fort Valley State University, Paul Jones
Harris Stowe State University, LaTonia Collins Smith
Norfolk State University, Javaune Adams-Gaston
Jarvis Christian College, Lester Newman
Johnson C. Smith University, President Clarence Armbrister
Lane College, Logan Hampton
Lawson State Community College, Cynthia T. Anderson
Mississippi Valley State University, Jerryl Briggs
Morris Brown College, Kevin James
Oakwood University, Leslie Pollard
Prairie View A&M University, President Ruth J. Simmons
Rust College, Ivy Taylor
Saint Augustine's University, Christine Johnson-McPhail
Saint Phillips Community College, Adena Williams Loston
Savannah State University, Kimberly Ballard-Washington
Shaw University, Paulette Dillard
Shorter College, President Jerome Green
Southern University and A&M College, President Dennis Shields
Spelman College, Helene Gayle
Stillman College, Cynthia Warrick
Tougaloo College, Carmen J. Walters
Trenholm State Community College, Kemba Chambers
Tuskegee University, Charlotte P. Morris
University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Heidi Anderson
West Virginia State University, President Ericke Cage
To inquire about the HBCU National Center, contact HBCUNC@InternsDC.com.
The HBCU National Center Foundation was established in 2021 with a gift of $1 million by Honorable Jacqueline Lewis, an educator, and philanthropist. The Foundation provides grants for two purposes: internship support for HBCU career centers and free housing for interns. These grants address the structural inequity of housing in Washington and clear a path from education to transformational careers for HBCU students.
In 2021, Lewis was inspired by President Biden's call for diversity in the federal government and Mackenzie Scott's gifts to underfunded schools.