NEIU Awarded $4.3 Million Title V Grant
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||Media Contact: Dana Navarro|
|November 3, 2011
NEIU Awarded $4.3 Million to Prepare Hispanic and Low-income
Students for Careers in Biomedical and Environmental Sciences
CHICAGO – Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), the only four-year public Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in the Midwest, recently was awarded a Title V grant from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $4.3 million over five years. This grant will fund a project to improve and enhance the preparation of Hispanic and low-income students for biomedical and environmental health science careers.
As a part of the project, NEIU will create a seamless transition for students from two-year Hispanic-Serving Institutions into science majors at Northeastern Illinois University. Additionally, Northeastern seeks to improve degree attainment of Hispanic and low-income students by using high-quality, timely data in decision-making.
Northeastern plans to attain these goals by expanding and enhancing courses related to biomedical and environmental health sciences, including the addition of a cadaver lab and renovation of other science labs; providing students with faculty-mentored research opportunities; establishing articulation agreements in STEM fields with area two-year HSIs; and by providing support to Hispanic and low-income students in NEIU’s calculus sequence by implementing an enrichment program called the Emerging Scholars Program.
Title V grants are awarded to eligible Hispanic-Serving Institutions seeking to enhance and expand the institution’s capacity to serve Hispanic and low-income students. These grants provide funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional stability, management, and fiscal capabilities of the institution.
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