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8 MS colleges and universities to receive over $2 million in grants

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WASHINGTON, D. C (Mississippi News Now) -

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker announced today that eight Mississippi community colleges and universities will receive more than $2,250,000 in grant funding from the Department of Education’s Student Support Services program.

It is anticipated that the grant will continue to be awarded over the next five years.

“These grants are aimed at providing better academic opportunities to students in need, as well as improving retention and graduation rates,” Wicker said.

The Student Support Services program seeks to increase the college retention and graduation rates by providing academic tutoring in reading, writing, mathematics, and science.

The following Mississippi colleges and universities are recipients of the grants:

  • Pearl River Community College, Poplarville — $313,316
  • The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg — $257,087
  • Rust College, Holly Springs — $278,980
  • Holmes Community College, Goodman — $283,339
  • Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena — $257,020
  • Alcorn State University, Lorman — $329,571
  • Mississippi State University, Mississippi State — $246,050
  • Hinds Community College, Utica — $284,754

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