Walmart Gives Grants to Minority-Serving Colleges

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Fifteen minority-serving institutions will get $100,000 grants from the Walmart Foundation to help further develop programs that support first-generation college students.

The grantees represent the second cohort of the Walmart Minority Student Success Initiative. They include Hispanic-serving institutions, historically black colleges and universities, predominantly black institutions, and tribal colleges and universities.

The grantees – all of which have demonstrated a commitment to retaining and graduating more first-generation college students and were selected through a competitive process – will work with the independent Institute for Higher Education Policy on developing and implementing their programs.

The grantees are: Adams State College (Colo.), Bloomfield College (N.J.), Bowie State University (Md.), Coppin State University (Md.), Delaware State University, El Camino College (Calif.), Fort Belknap College (Mont.), Hampton University (Va.), Leech Lake Tribal College (Minn.), New Jersey City University, United Tribes Technical College (N.D.), University of Houston - Downtown (Texas), University of New Mexico, Valencia Community College (Fla.), and Winston-Salem State University (N.C.).

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