Grant funds U-M study of philanthropy’s impact on Hispanic-serving Institutions

January 13, 2012
William Foreman

ANN ARBOR—The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good at the University of Michigan has received a $139,188 grant to study the impact of philanthropy on colleges and universities with large Hispanic student populations.

The grant was provided by the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, a nonprofit group that offers resources to help students and families prepare for college.

The research will examine how private funding has affected access to education and degree completion in the past five years at Hispanic-serving Institutions – colleges and universities where Hispanic students make up at least 25 percent of the full-time undergraduate enrollment.

Sue McMillian, president and CEO of Texas Guaranteed, said, “We believe this research can show how community engagement can assist institutions in helping students complete their college education, particularly those from first-generation families.”

The findings of the one-year study will help college presidents and governing boards examine and explore funding and investment strategies.

The National Forum is an affiliate of U-M’s Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education.


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