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Georgia educational institutions awarded grants

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ATLANTA – The U.S. DOE awarded grants to several Georgia universities and colleges to improve doctoral studies for disadvantaged students.


U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona announced $51.7 million in 189 new grant awards to institutions of higher education across the United States as part of the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair). The program provides grants to universities and colleges for projects designed to provide disadvantaged college students effective preparation for doctoral studies.

“When we look at U.S. students studying to become our future physicians, professors, scientists and other crucial professionals requiring graduate degrees, many demographic groups are underrepresented, including first-generation college students and those from low-income families,” said Nasser Paydar, assistant secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education. “McNair grants fund projects at universities and colleges that help underrepresented students to access doctoral programs.”

The announcement delivers on Secretary Cardona’s priorities to expand equitable access to education and make higher education more inclusive and affordable. Through McNair grant funding, projects at institutions of higher education provide students opportunities for research or other scholarly activities, such as summer internships and seminars. McNair-funded initiatives also prepare students for doctoral study through tutoring, academic counseling, and assistance with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. McNair projects may also provide services designed to improve financial and economic literacy of students, mentoring programs, and exposure to cultural events and academic programs not usually available to disadvantaged students. 

A full list of the new grantees is below and includes 14 Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs), and 55 Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) (including Hispanic Serving, Native American-Serving Non-Tribal Institutions, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions). Several additional McNair awards will be announced on a second slate, expected in September.

The McNair program is one of seven federal TRIO programs, targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs. Research from the National Center for Education Statistics shows demographic trends for enrollment in postbaccalaureate programs, from 2009-2020.

GranteeState2022/2023 Award
University of Alaska AnchorageAK$261,885
Talladega CollegeAL$292,305
Troy UniversityAL$254,625
University of MontevalloAL$274,983
Miles CollegeAL$261,888
Harding University, Inc.AR$274,983
University of Arkansas at Little RockAR$243,041
Henderson State UniversityAR$261,888
Arizona Board of Regents, University of ArizonaAZ$261,887
California State University, Dominguez Hills FoundationCA$264,431
California State University FullertonCA$261,888
Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc.CA$264,428
The Regents of the University of California, Los AngelesCA$274,983
The Regents of the University of California (Davis)CA$299,983
California State University San Marcos CorporationCA$261,888
University of San DiegoCA$267,841
San Jose State University Research FoundationCA$289,267
The Regents of the University of California, Santa BarbaraCA$261,887
California Lutheran UniversityCA$261,886
Sonoma State UniversityCA$261,888
University Enterprises, Inc dba Sac State Sponsored ResearchCA$254,257
California State University Long Beach Research FoundationCA$261,888
California State University, Fresno FoundationCA$314,266
The Regents of the Univ. of Calif., U.C. San DiegoCA$296,520
Loyola Marymount UniversityCA$261,888
California State University, StanislausCA$261,887
California State University, East Bay Foundation Inc.CA$259,486
Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs FoundationCA$261,888
University of Northern ColoradoCO$300,988
University of Colorado DenverCO$261,888
The Regents of the University of ColoradoCO$261,888
University of ConnecticutCT$261,888
Wesleyan UniversityCT$261,888
University of DelawareDE$261,888
The University of Central Florida Board of TrusteesFL$118,288
University of Florida Board of TrusteesFL$261,888
The Florida International University Board of TrusteesFL$274,979
Morehouse CollegeGA$303,044
Fort Valley State UniversityGA$261,888
University of GeorgiaGA$261,889
University of North GeorgiaGA$261,888
Georgia Southern University Research & Service Fdn, Inc.GA$261,888
Boise State UniversityID$267,841
Idaho State UniversityID$261,888
Regents of the University of IdahoID$261,194
Northeastern Illinois UniversityIL$261,888
Knox CollegeIL$300,034
Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois UniversityIL$272,364
Board of Trustees of the University of IllinoisIL$333,885
Roosevelt University – Chicago, ILIL$269,404
DePaul UniversityIL$261,170
The Chicago School of Professional PsychologyIL$260,583
Purdue UniversityIN$329,475
Earlham CollegeIN$242,129
Kansas State UniversityKS$293,317
University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.KS$323,066
Wichita State UniversityKS$293,316
Emporia State UniversityKS$261,888
Eastern Kentucky UniversityKY$261,888
Murray State UniversityKY$267,841
Xavier University of LouisianaLA$274,982
University of Louisiana at LafayetteLA$321,409
Louisiana State UniversityLA$321,406
University of New OrleansLA$261,888
University of Massachusetts BostonMA$320,307
Suffolk UniversityMA$261,888
Wellesley CollegeMA$261,888
Trustees of Boston CollegeMA$267,841
University of Maryland – College ParkMD$329,737
University of Maryland – Baltimore CountyMD$299,981
Wayne State UniversityMI$261,622
Central Michigan UniversityMI$275,516
Northern Michigan UniversityMI$253,769
Siena Heights UniversityMI$284,772
Grand Valley State UniversityMI$300,705
Eastern Michigan UniversityMI$261,888
Augsburg UniversityMN$261,885
University of Minnesota MorrisMN$261,888
College of St. Scholastica, Inc.MN$293,316
St. Olaf CollegeMN$261,888
Bemidji State UniversityMN$261,888
Regents of the University of MinnesotaMN$348,828
University of Central MissouriMO$289,267
The Curators of the University of MissouriMO$299,945
Truman State UniversityMO$303,554
Southeast Missouri State UniversityMO$261,888
Jackson State UniversityMS$261,888
The University of MississippiMS$299,980
Delta State UniversityMS$260,774
University of Southern MississippiMS$261,888
Montana State UniversityMT$261,888
North Carolina Central UniversityNC$261,888
Fayetteville State UniversityNC$261,888
Johnson C. Smith UniversityNC$261,195
North Carolina State UniversityNC$261,888
The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillNC$256,648
The University of North Carolina at GreensboroNC$260,631
Saint Augustine’s UniversityNC$261,888
University of North DakotaND$289,267
Board of Regents, Univ of Nebraska, Univ Nebraska-LincolnNE$261,888
University System of New HampshireNH$322,002
Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyNJ$261,888
Bloomfield College and SeminaryNJ$261,888
Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyNJ$302,741
Rider UniversityNJ$261,888
Kean UniversityNJ$261,878
New Jersey Institute of TechnologyNJ$261,888
The University of New MexicoNM$275,076
New Mexico State UniversityNM$261,888
Board of Regents, NSHE obo University of Nevada, Las VegasNV$275,506
Board of Regents, NSHE, obo University of Nevada, RenoNV$274,983
Board of Regents, NSHE obo Nevada State CollegeNV$261,888
Research Foundation of CUNY on behalf of Hunter College CUNYNY$261,888
The Research Foundation for SUNY on behalf of U. at BuffaloNY$321,411
Rochester Institute of TechnologyNY$261,888
St. Lawrence UniversityNY$269,978
Mercy CollegeNY$261,888
Research Foundation of CUNY o/b/o John Jay CollegeNY$282,828
University of RochesterNY$305,445
The Research Foundation for SUNY at BrockportNY$355,618
The Research Foundation for the State University of New YorkNY$297,226
Cornell UniversityNY$261,888
Clarkson UniversityNY$261,888
The Research Foundation for SUNY on behalf of SUNY GeneseoNY$261,875
Syracuse UniversityNY$266,191
St. John’s UniversityNY$255,936
University of CincinnatiOH$272,376
Kent State UniversityOH$272,364
Bowling Green State UniversityOH$261,888
East Central UniversityOK$293,316
University of Central OklahomaOK$250,878
Oklahoma State UniversityOK$261,888
Southern Nazarene UniversityOK$261,637
Southern Oregon UniversityOR$274,983
Portland State UniversityOR$274,983
Gannon UniversityPA$261,888
Pennsylvania State University-University ParkPA$352,928
University of PittsburghPA$261,888
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, San German CampusPR$299,981
Rhode Island CollegeRI$261,888
University of South Carolina TRIO Columbia CampusSC$278,224
Winthrop UniversitySC$261,888
Tennessee State UniversityTN$261,888
Lee UniversityTN$261,888
East Tennessee State UniversityTN$299,981
Texas Tech UniversityTX$261,888
Sul Ross State UniversityTX$261,888
The University of Texas at San AntonioTX$269,511
Sam Houston State UniversityTX$274,983
The University of Texas at AustinTX$261,888
Our Lady of the Lake University of San AntonioTX$267,841
West Texas A&M UniversityTX$275,516
Baylor UniversityTX$261,888
Texas A&M University – Corpus ChristiTX$261,310
Texas A&M University KingsvilleTX$289,981
University of North Texas at DallasTX$261,888
Abilene Christian UniversityTX$267,670
Southern Methodist UniversityTX$261,888
The University of Texas at ArlingtonTX$295,336
Texas Christian University IncTX$293,243
St. Edward’s UniversityTX$274,983
Trinity UniversityTX$261,888
Lamar UniversityTX$259,198
St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, TexasTX$261,804
Texas A&M University-CommerceTX$254,261
Texas Woman’s UniversityTX$261,888
Texas State UniversityTX$261,888
Texas Southern UniversityTX$261,888
Hampton UniversityVA$261,883
Virginia Union UniversityVA$261,888
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityVA$261,888
Castleton UniversityVT$261,888
Eastern Washington UniversityWA$299,981
Central Washington UniversityWA$261,888
Washington State UniversityWA$267,841
University of WashingtonWA$275,516
Heritage UniversityWA$261,887
University of Wisconsin-La CrosseWI$261,284
Board of Regents, of WI System, University of WI-StoutWI$261,888
Beloit CollegeWI$261,888
Bd of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System-SuperiorWI$261,888
University of Wisconsin OshkoshWI$261,888
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin SystemWI$293,316
Board of Regents of UW System for U of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeWI$302,643
University of Wisconsin-Eau ClaireWI$275,516
Marquette UniversityWI$324,726
University of Wisconsin-WhitewaterWI$289,902
Concord UniversityWV$299,981
University of WyomingWY$342,835