Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) recently was award the Title V grant from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $4.3 million over five years. This grant will fund a project to improve and enhance the preparation of Hispanic and low-income students for biomedical and environmental health science careers.
As part of the project, NEIU will create a seamless transition for students from two-year Hispanic-Serving Institutions into science majors at Northeastern Illinois University. Additionally, Northeastern seeks to improve degree attainment of Hispanic and low-income students by using high-quality, timely data in decision-making. Title V grants are awarded to eligible Hispanic-Serving Institutions seeking to enhance and expand the institution’s capacity to serve Hispanic and low-income students. These grants provide funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality and institutional stability.