UT-Austin gets funds to attract Hispanics
$12.3 million grant to help pave students’ way to higher education
— reported by the Houston Chronicle
A $22 million package of grants unveiled Tuesday by U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings will help the University of Texas at Austin recruit and retain Hispanic students and broaden their presence on college campuses state- and nationwide, officials announced Tuesday.
A private $12.3 million grant will fund a program to help Hispanic students overcome the economic and social barriers that have prevented many from attending college, leaders from UT said. Another $1.6 million will go toward educational counseling programs at schools including the University of Houston, Texas A&M University and UT at San Antonio.
Good news indeed.