Adams State was awarded a five-year grant of $2,838,865 that will help expand education opportunities for Hispanic and low-income students. It was awarded by the Department of Education's Promoting Post-baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA), a Title V program for Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI's).
To improve the four-year master's degree attainment rate - now at 50 percent - for Hispanic and low-income students by 15% over the grant period, the project is creating a Center for Graduate Studies that will offer students on-campus and online support services.
These will include:
- Academic and professional skill-building workshop
- A team of Alumni Mentors
- Access to streamlined university processes such as advising and tutoring
- Incentive stipends and graduate assistantship to support academic success
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Faculty and staff learning communities will also be created for professional development and best practice sharing.
Dr. Melissa Freeman
Title V PPOHA Grant- Project Director
Title V PPOHA Grant- Activity Director