Department Awards $2.9 Million to Support Institutions Serving Asian American, Native American Pacific Islanders

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Department Awards $2.9 Million to Support Institutions Serving Asian American, Native American Pacific Islanders

October 16, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education announced the award of more than $2.9 million to strengthen and expand educational opportunities for Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander students.

The grants are being awarded to 10 campuses to improve their academic quality, instructions and facilities. They will carry out a wide range of activities such as faculty development and exchanges, curriculum development, counseling services and technology upgrades.

"These funds will enhance the quality of these schools to better prepare Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander students for success in college and careers, by giving them the skills they need to compete in the 21st century, global economy." said Secretary of Education Arne Duncan."

To be eligible for grants through this program, an institution must have an undergraduate enrollment of at least 10 percent Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander.

More Information about the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions program can be found here.

A complete list of grantees follows:

California

  • San Jose Evergreen Community College District (Evergreen Valley College)
  • — $281,000
  • Coast Community College District/Coastline Community College — $300,000
  • SOCCCD, dba Irvine Valley College — $300,000
  • Mission College — $300,000

Illinois

  • Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois — $274,023

Massachusetts

  • University of Massachusetts Boston — $299,999

Nevada

  • Board of Regents, NSHE obo University of Nevada Las Vegas — $299,999

Texas

  • Richland College — $300,000

Washington

  • Highline College — $300,000

Northern Marianas Island

  • Northern Marianas College — $269,023