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San Juan College Gets $2M to Help Native Students

FARMINGTON, N.M. — San Juan College, located in northwestern New Mexico, has been awarded more than $2 million in federal grants to help Native American students complete their degrees and to fund scholarships for students in the nursing program.

College officials say the funding will be used to remove obstacles that Native American students face in completing their educations.

The Daily Times reports the college has one of the nation’s highest graduation rates for Native American students.

The college plans to expand its use of instructors to lead study sessions and create academic advising for at-risk students. A Native American new student orientation program also will be created.

For students in the nursing program, scholarships will be aimed at increasing the number of Native American nurses working within the Indian Health Service.

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