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U.S. Department of Education Awards NSU Unprecedented Title V Grant Focused on Graduate Program Offerings

Nova Southeastern University is one of only 22 Hispanic-serving schools in the nation to receive funding under new Title V grant provision

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.—Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has announced that its Fischler School of Education and Human Services has been awarded an unprecedented $2.7 million Title V Grant to further enhance the school’s program and academic opportunities for its graduate students.

Recipients of this grant are Hispanic-serving institutions of higher education. The funds are intended to provide support for the development of research-based programs to increase student engagement and retention, which leads to academic success.

“We are honored to receive this award, and for the U.S. Department of Education’s recognition of NSU as a leader in providing education to students from a diverse array of backgrounds,” said Ray Ferrero, Jr., J.D., President of NSU. “This grant will allow us to better serve our Fischler School students by developing new programs to further their academic success.”

This is the first time the U.S. Department of Education has awarded Title V grant funding for graduate programs. NSU is one of only 22 schools in the nation to be awarded this funding, and one of three Florida schools to receive the grant.

“The Fischler School’s Title V grant award will strengthen the NSU mission and will provide increased professionalization opportunities and program completion for traditionally underserved students,” said H. Wells Singleton, NSU’s Education Provost and University Dean.

NSU’s Fischler School serves more than 15,000 students annually, making it one of the largest graduate schools of education in the country. It has programs in 15 countries and offers instruction in multiple languages to prepare graduates to enter the global community of learners.

The $2.7 million grant will allow NSU’s Fischler School of Education and Human Services to:

  • Create a new NSU Doctoral Fellows program
  • Install a new Foundations of Graduate Studies in Education course to develop academic writing skills and help ensure students acclimate to graduate coursework and prepare them for academic success
  • Expand existing programs and create a new Office of Graduate Student Success to further increase retention
  • Increase mentor training and development for faculty, field associates and advanced graduate students

NSU has previously been awarded two undergraduate Title V Grants totaling $5.6 million, which are being used to develop programs to increase undergraduate student success. In entirety, NSU has now been granted more than $8.3 million in Title V funding to continuously enhance programming for its students.

According to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine and The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, NSU awards more post graduate and first professional degrees to Hispanic and African American students than any other university in the United States.

“NSU is implementing graduate-level program enhancements that are vitally important in increasing the number of well-prepared, diverse graduates whose degrees will open the door for them to become tomorrow’s education leaders,” said Larry Calderon, Ed.D., NSU’s Vice President for Community and Government Affairs and co-director of the grant.

Media Contact:
Andra Liwag, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5309 (office), 954-873-8494 (cell), andrali@nova.edu