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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
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NSU Receives $5.6 Million in Title V Funding

Ft. Lauderdale (Davie), Fla. — Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has announced that it has been awarded two Title V Grants totaling 5.6 million dollars by the U.S. Department of Education. The grants, paid out over several years, are awarded to Hispanic-serving institutions of higher education and will provide support to develop research-based programs targeted at increasing student engagement and retention, leading to academic success.

“We are honored that the U.S. Department of Education recognizes NSU’s leadership in Hispanic education,” said Ray Ferrero, Jr., J.D. – President of NSU. “The grant is intended to strengthen NSU’s capacity as a Hispanic-serving institution especially in the undergraduate areas of student acquisition, retention and graduation.”

Programs to be developed by NSU’s Fischler School of Education & Human Services include programs improving student success and building competence. In addition, the grant will provide continuous learning through professional development of faculty that will focus on leading edge teaching practices. The grant will supplement other programs at NSU that enhance access and affordability for minority and disadvantaged students.

“NSU is one of six private four-year universities in the country to receive this grant,” said Larry Calderon, Ed.D, and Vice President for Community and Government Affairs at NSU. “We are grateful for the support of Senator Mel Martinez’s leadership in making critical legislative reforms to improve and update the program.”

In order to be considered for the grant, an educational institution must have at least 25 percent Hispanic population enrolled in undergraduate studies and demonstrate significant need in providing access to the Hispanic community and a commitment to address the need long-term.

NSU awards more post graduate and first professional degrees to Hispanic and African American students than any other University in the United States.

Media Contact:
Felecia Henderson, NSU Office of Public Affairs
(954) 262-5315 Office, fhenders@nova.edu