Courtesy of vsu.edu
Courtesy of vsu.edu

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Virginia State University are among 19 historically Black colleges and universities that have received grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture totaling more than $14 million.

The funds will specifically support recruiting, engaging, retaining, mentoring and training of undergraduate students at the educational institutions.

“[The] announcement signifies our continuing partnership with the 1890 land-grant universities to ensure the sustainability of our country’s agricultural future,” said J. Scott Angle, director of the department’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. “We are pleased to support these important institutions as they develop the next generation of agricultural leaders.”

The list of recipients, each of which has been granted more than $750,000, also includes:

Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama
Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Delaware State University, Dover, Delaware
Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida
Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Georgia
Kentucky State University, Frankfort, Kentucky
Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Lincoln University of Missouri, Jefferson City, Missouri
Alcorn State University, Lorman, Mississippi
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, North Carolina
Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio
Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma
South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, South Carolina
Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee
Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas
West Virginia State University, Institute, West Virginia

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