Morgan State University has been given a three-year, $716,700 grant from an Indiana foundation which focuses on higher education. The goal is to help more students to complete college. The Lumina Foundation for Education tries to expand student access to higher education through it’s $1.4 billion in assets.
Morgan State plans to use the money to identify at-risk students and use academic advising and experiential learning opportunities to keep them on track. Morgan is the only public black university in the country to have received a grant of this sort. Dillard University and Howard University, both private, both received similar assistance.
As President of Morgan, David Wilson, said in a statement, “We are fortunate to have this opportunity to expand our relationship with Lumina Foundation by being selected as one of the standout HBCUs participating in this student success project.”