Department of Ed to Award Maryland HBCUs More Than $12 Million for Retention, Infrastructure
Maryland’s four historically black colleges and universities, Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Morgan State University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will collectively receive more than $12 million in funding from the Department of Education, US Senators from Maryland Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski today announced. The grant, to be split among the four institutions with each receiving at least $2.5 million, will go towards bolstering retention and infrastructure.
The funding breakdown:
· $3,890,115 for Morgan State University to enhance learning through tutoring & counseling programs, build an endowment, provide job-training in underrepresented disciplines, faculty development and community outreach.
· $3,001,959 for Bowie State University to help close the achievement gap for first-generation college students, increase enrollment, and begin implementation of a strategic plan to enhance educational offerings.
· $2,774,743 for Coppin State University to strengthen retention and graduation rates, improve academic programming, and increase minority participation in fields of science, technology, nursing, information technology, and geography.
· $2,535,354 for University of Maryland Eastern Shore to work towards becoming a leader in Doctoral Research by building upon access to high quality values-based education, recruitment and retention, engagement in R&D, and closing the achievement gap.