Arkansas State University will be receiving federal funding to support student retention initiatives.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded A-State $1.5 million in funding. This grant will provide funding over a five-year period for the Student Support Services program.
This program focuses on student retention and promoting academic success for first-generation, low-income and disabled students. It is a federally funded program that offers tutoring, advising, mentoring and other support services.
“Our office is very excited to have received this funding,” Jerrod Lockhart, director of Student Support Services, said in a statement. “The services we provide are very valuable to students and adds to our institution’s theme of ‘Every Red Wolf Counts.’ ”
According to A-State officials, the grant will support up to 175 students each year.