The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) a $2.5 million grant in order to increase student success.
AASCU has around 400 public colleges and university members and is one of 12 organizations to receive the foundation’s Intermediaries for Scale grant.
Through the grant, AASCU aims to support transformation strategies through guidance and resources, implement new changes in policies and build relationships across various colleges and universities, according to their press release.
“Not all postsecondary institutions have the resources to begin the structured transformation process necessary to narrow achievement gaps for current and future generations of students,” said AASCU President Dr. Mildred García in a statement. “Our institutions are transforming students and their families and graduating engaged citizens for our global democratic society. We are honored to have been selected to participate in this important work.”