$2.43 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT - 2009-2014
FOR SCIENCE AND MATH PROGRAMS AT OLLU
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: DEVELOPING HISPANIC-SERVING INSTITUTIONS PROGRAM - TITLE V
In 2009, Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) won a $2.43 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Title V - Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) Program. The grant is for the University's science and mathematics programs, which includes the chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics departments. OLLU was one of 24 institutions to win a new five-year individual development grant in Fiscal Year 2009 and the only four-year university in Texas to win one of the competitive grants.
About Federal HSI Funding
The Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program assists Hispanic-Serving Institutions, or HSIs. To be defined as an HSI, a university must have an undergraduate enrollment of full-time students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic. Read the full definition online.
BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS
The Title V grant will bring many improvements to OLLU over the life of the grant and beyond. OLLU's main goal with this grant is to:
"affect long-range improvement in science and mathematics education to increase the opportunities for students, particularly Hispanic students, primarily Mexican-American, to complete undergraduate degrees and pursue careers in these disciplines or continue graduate studies."
All science and math students at OLLU will benefit from newly updated, upgraded and renovated facilities and equipment. Summer research opportunities and enrichment programs will give students additional experience so they remain competitive for graduate school and other opportunities.
Visit the Science and Mathematics Renovation, Retention and Research (SMR³) Program Page to learn more.