Nine Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities Awarded Nearly $12 Million
Tribally controlled colleges and universities in Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin have been selected to receive grants totaling $11,982,128 to assist their efforts to improve and expand their capacity to serve American Indian students, U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings announced today.
“Tribal colleges and universities provide thousands of students the education foundation they need to be successful in the workforce and in life,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, “They also perform a valuable service by helping to preserve the languages and rich cultural traditions of American Indians.”
The grant awards, provided for under Title III of the Higher Education Act, are intended to help tribal colleges and universities plan activities and develop new capabilities to improve and expand their capacity to serve American Indian students.
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