Grants, Funding & Awards


More Colleges, Universities Join Scholarship Platform to Fund Good Students

An online fundraising platform that has helped high schoolers raise more than $1 billion in scholarships for college is growing its community of academic institution partners.

Blackboard Kicks Off First Hackathon for Developers and College Students

Education technology company Blackboard today launched its first-ever hackathon event called “Hackboard,” open now through mid-June.

DeVos: We're Just 'Scratching the Surface' of Ed with Tech

The new Secretary of the Department of Education told an audience of education innovators that she believed the role of technology in education has just begun to "scratch the surface," particularly in bringing "new opportunities" to rural populations.

CTE Reauthorization Draws Congressional Attention

Even as Congress faces the challenge of funding the federal government for a few more months, some legislators have also turned their attention to a revamp of the law covering career and technical education.

Ed Dept. Names Finalists for Virtual and Augmented Reality Competition

The ED has selected five finalists in the EdSim Challenge, a national competition that aims to advance students’ career and technical skills with immersive, computer-based simulations. Finalists will each receive $50,000 and continue to develop their prototypes for a chance to win the $430,000 grand prize.

UC Irvine Races to Launch Space-Bound Rocket

The university received a $1 million gift from its partner Base11, a nonprofit STEM workforce development and entrepreneur accelerator, to fund its Moonshot Initiative to launch a liquid-fueled rocket into space.

UC Irvine Receives $30 Million for Convergent Engineering and Science Building

In its strategic plan, the University of California, Irvine promised growth that makes a difference. UCI is delivering on that promise with a new, state-of-the-art convergent engineering and science facility to increase its output of large-scale, collaborative and cross-disciplinary research in engineering, computing and physical sciences.

U of Rhode Island Kicks Off Construction for $125 Million Engineering Complex

The University of Rhode Island has started construction for a $125 million engineering complex conceived with collaboration, innovation and flexible learning models in mind.

New Resource Breaks Down Basics of College Affordability

A website from the Urban Institute looks at what paying for college actually means.

Florida Performance Funding Metric Looks at Student 'Sticker Price'

Universities and colleges in Florida will shortly be evaluated by a new student-focused metric newly introduced into their annual state evaluations.

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