Delta State receives $1.6M education grant

Save Story
Leer en español

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) — Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi, has been selected as one of only 24 universities across the nation for the U. S. Department of Education's new First in the World grant.

To drive innovations in higher education that increase college completion, value and affordability, the Education Department in Tuesday awarded $75 million to the 24 colleges and universities.

Delta State will receive $1.6 million. Delta State President William N. LaForge says the money will be used for student retention and to provide extra assistance to students who need academic support.

Officials say 500 schools applied for the funding. Applicants submitted proposals with plans in areas such as improving graduation rates, making it smoother to transfer between schools and increasing enrollment in science and technology programs.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent U.S. stories

Related topics

The Associated Press


    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast