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Claflin College has received a $1,000,000 challenge grant from the Bush Foundation. In support of the  “Campaign for Claflin College,” the Bush foundation will match dollar for dollar — up to $1,000,000 — all donations received by Claflin College as part of its capital campaign.

Colorado State University and the Hewlett-Packard Co. announced the largest gift ever to the university from a corporation. A $2 million equipment grant from Hewlett Packard will be matched by a $500,000 purchase of equipment by the university. The $2.5 million collaboration is heralded as a model for improving high-tech workforce training, and will allow the university to establish a large scale, integrated computing environment.

Howard University has been awarded $25,000 in scholarship funds from the KPMG Peat Marwick Foundation to assist the School of Business. The grant will award the scholarship funds in each of the next four years, and will support the School of Business in recruiting and retaining students.

Texas Southern University’s radio station outdid Clark Atlanta University’s radio station. TSU was awarded $180,000 from the listeners of KTSU-FM radio station in Houston, Texas. The donation was received as part of the “Listener Challenge ’98,” fundraising contest between KTSU-FM and Clark Atlanta’s WCLK-FM. The challenge was to see which station would receive $150,000 first. At the end of the five-day contest, KCLK-FM raised more than $150,000 for Clark Atlanta.

Trinity College has been awarded a $35,000 grant from The Gap, Inc. The grant will be used to support the creation of five summer internships — four with San Francisco-area health service organizations and one at Gap headquarters.

Xavier University of Louisiana has been selected to receive a $1.15 million grant from the Lilly Endowment through The College Fund/UNCF’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program. The grant will support the cost of the institution’s recently dedicated $ 20 million Science Addition.

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