Gary-based Indiana University Northwest recently received funding to help close the student equity gap.
The award is part of a national initiative and a state grant to support historically underrepresented, low-income and first-generation students.
The funding will come from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
“The partnership and state funding will help our campus to further our goal of building a campus that is committed to meeting the academic and professional needs for all students, with increased support of historically underrepresented, low-income and first-generation students,” Chancellor Ken Iwama said in a press release. “And as an IU regional campus, that is central to our mission.”
The regional campus has about 3,500 degree-seeking students and 1,800 dual-credit students. IUN has been recognized by the Department of Education as a minority and Hispanic serving institution. The university encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities and members of other underrepresented groups.