Minority Math Grants To Improve ProspectsFeb 15th, 2005 | By tcj | Category: 16-3: Indigenizing Education, Tribal College News
Four tribal colleges received 3-year grants from the U.S. Department of Education in September 2004 to support long-range improvements in their math and science programs. The Minority Science and Engineering Improvement program is designed to cause long-range improvements in science and engineering education at predominantly minority institutions and to increase the number of qualified minorities, especially women, in science and engineering careers.
The program includes institutional, cooperative, design, and special project grants. This year, nearly 40 grants worth $4.5 million will be awarded. The tribal colleges received $1.1 million of that. The colleges are: Fort Belknap College in Harlem, MT, $203,380; Fort Peck Community College in Poplar, MT, $404,590; Oglala Lakota College in Kyle, SD, $245,289; and Sisseton Wahpeton College in Agency Village, SD, $292,295.