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OLLU receives two, $3 million grants

Oct 03, 2022

OLLU has received two new federal grants each totaling $3 million.

  • The “Rethink to Retain: IDEA in Action” grant provides $3 million to improve retention of first time in college students. This project will improve student success through infusion of high-impact practices in the first/second-year experience, focused faculty development and leadership opportunities and development of collaborative learning spaces.
  • The “Disrupting Academia” grant provides $3 million to support graduate students and improve campus facilities and services. The project will enhance the Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Education degrees to include a Bilingual Special Education Certification. Money is also designated for first-generation graduate student scholarships and there are funds to assist with the renovation of Chapel Auditorium and Metz Hall.  

Since Aug. 1, OLLU has received five grants totaling $8,334,561. Along with the two latest grants, OLLU received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program; a $500,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) SPIRAL Grant and a $495,356 NSF Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation grant.