Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
-- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Benedict College will receive a $95,000 University Center Program Grant to assist in economic development within predominantly minority communities.
The funds will be used to provide technical assistance and applied research to minority owned businesses in Allendale, Bamberg, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Hampton, Jasper, Lee, Marion, and Williamsburg counties.
The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, will be matched by a $95,000 contribution from Benedict College.