Amanda Higgins Fund
Amanda Higgins was a brilliant young African American woman who had a strong commitment to the mental health, academic achievement, and well-being of young people. She had an intimate understanding of mental health challenges and the failure of the Western medical system to really help women of African descent heal and prosper in this society. Posthumously, she was awarded her MA in higher education and student affairs from the University of Connecticut. The Amanda Higgins Fund Research Grant was established in her memory and focuses on the well-being of girls and women of African descent, with special focus on mental health and academic counseling.
Amanda Higgins Fund Research Grant eligibility requirements
Be a doctoral student who is a CBB graduate.
Demonstrate financial need.
Have a history of mental health issues, OR
Experience working with girls or women of African descent, or issues regarding the well-being of girls and women of African descent.
Two $1000 research grants are available. Applications will open August 2023.