Nine TCUs Get Title III Grants from Education

Nov 15th, 2007 | By | Category: 19-2: Our Story, Our Way, Tribal College News

Tribally controlled colleges and universities in Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin have been selected to receive grants totaling $11,982,128 to assist their efforts to improve and expand their capacity to serve American Indian students, U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings announced in early August.

“Tribal colleges and universities provide thousands of students the education foundation they need to be successful in the workforce and in life,” said Spellings, “They also perform a valuable service by helping to preserve the languages and rich cultural traditions of American Indians.”

The grant awards, provided for under Title III of the Higher Education Act, are intended to help tribal colleges and universities plan activities and develop new capabilities to improve and expand their capacity to serve American Indian students.

Little Big Horn College (Crow Agency, MT) received $1,199,531; Chief Dull Knife College (Lame Deer, MT) received $450,000; Navajo Technical College (Crownpoint, NM) received $475,000; Institute of American Indian Arts (Santa Fe, NM) received $1,499,893; Turtle Mountain Community College (Belcourt, ND) received $2,125,000.

United Tribes Technical College (Bismarck, ND) received $1,952,951; Fort Berthold Community College (New Town, ND) received $1,639,753; Oglala Lakota College (Kyle, SD) received $1,650,000; and College of Menominee Nation (Keshena, WI) received $990,000.

More information about U.S. Department of Education support for tribally controlled colleges and universities is available at www.ed.gov/about/inits/list/whtc/edlite-links.html. For information, contact Tom Beaver, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Department of Education by email at tom.beaver@ed.gov, or by telephone at (816)268-0403.

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