Minority-serving Institutions Called To Serve as Leaders in Student Retention

The Lumina Foundation for Education is requesting proposals for its Minority-Serving Institutions–Models of Success grant program.

According to Lumina, historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions and tribal colleges and universities educate more than 2.3 million students or about one-third of all American students of color and represent a vital segment of the nation’s higher education system.

“Clearly, MSIs represent a vital segment of the nation’s higher education system, and we at Lumina Foundation believe many of these institutions can serve as leaders in a national effort to improve college attainment rates,” Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of the foundation, said in a written appeal to MSI administrators.

Through the MSI–Models of Success program, Lumina Foundation will provide as much as $5 million in grants to amplify the collective voice and national leadership of MSIs to improve institutional practice and develop policy to more effectively educate all students of color.

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