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DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education is renewing a five-year $1.5 million grant that helps low-income students, those with disabilities and students who are the first in their families to attend college at the University of New Hampshire.
The grant program, created as part of President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty, targets students from disadvantaged backgrounds. At UNH, students who complete first-year transition and sophomore engagement programs become eligible for scholarship awards.
UNH officials say about 40 percent of the undergraduate population is eligible for tutoring and other academic support as part of the grant program. She says those who have participated in the programs are more likely to graduate in four years compared to those who are eligible and don't participate.
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