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March 30, 2001
HUD AWARDS $3 MILLION IN GRANTS TO LOW-INCOME GRADUATE STUDENTS
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it will provide grants of $3 million to colleges and universities to assist 102 low-income graduate students preparing for careers in community planning and development.
"One of our Nation's biggest challenges during the next decade will be to continue the transformation of communities into safe and vibrant environments where economic opportunity exists for all," HUD Secretary Mel Martinez said. "These grants will help ensure that we have a cadre of community planning and development experts ready to meet this challenge."
The grants, which will supplement students' tuition, travel and books, are being made available through HUD's Community Development Work Study Program, which funds two-year competitive grants at colleges, universities and regional planning organizations.
Colleges and universities use the program to offer financial aid and work experience to students enrolled in full-time graduate programs in community development or closely related fields such as urban planning, public policy or public administration. The grantees select program participants, secure work assignments, disburse funds and monitor student performance.
The Community Development Work Study Program is administered by the department's Office of University Partnerships.
Grants are being awarded to schools in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, metropolitan Washington D.C., Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.
Specific award recipients are:
|Alabama A&M University - Normal||$ 90,000|
|University of Alabama - Birmingham||$ 90,000|
|Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff||$ 74,111|
|Arkansas State University - State University||$ 85,440|
|California Polytechnical Institute at San Luis Obispo - San Luis Obispo||$ 88,800|
|University of Southern California - Los Angeles||$ 90,000|
|WASHINGTON DC AREA|
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
|Savannah State University - Savannah||$ 90,000|
|Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville||$ 90,000|
University of Chicago - Chicago
|Kansas State University - Manhattan||$ 89,991|
|Eastern Kentucky University - Richmond||$ 90,000|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge||$ 90,000|
|Minnesota State University - Mankato||$ 90,000|
|New Hampshire College - Manchester||$ 90,000|
|Rutgers University - New Brunswick||$ 90,000|
|New School University - New York City||$ 90,000|
|State University of New York - Buffalo||$ 90,000|
|Duke University - Durham||$ 90,000|
|University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill||$ 88,470|
|Cleveland State University - Cleveland||$ 90,000|
|University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati||$ 90,000|
|Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh||$ 90,000|
|University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh||$ 90,000|
|University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia||$ 90,000|
|Clemson University - Greenville||$ 87,555|
|University of Tennessee - Chattanooga||$ 90,000|
|Texas A&M University - College Station||$ 90,000|
|Texas Tech University - Lubbock||$ 90,000|
|Eastern Washington University - Cheney||$ 90,000|
|University of Washington - Seattle||$ 90,000|