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BP Awards $2.25M to Six Colleges

HOUMA, La. -- Six Louisiana colleges and universities will share in $2.25 million in grants from the BP Foundation, which were announced Friday at BP's oilfield facilities near here, The Associated Press reported.

The grants will support math and science enrichment programs, as well as scholarships and curriculum enhancement for technical programs that provide training for jobs in the oil and gas industry, the report stated.

The grants, which range from $50,000 to $275,000 annually, were given to Southern University at Baton Rouge, Delgado Community College; Dillard University; Fletcher Technical Community College; Sowela Technical Community College; and Xavier University of Louisiana.
Southern, Dillard and Xavier will use the grants to conduct science and math summer enrichment camps for high-school students, according to the report.

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