Buena Vista University has been awarded a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
The 2.1 million dollar grant is part of the Department of Ed’s Title III Strengthening Institutions Program grant. It’s designed to help colleges and universities expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing essential funding to advance academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability.
Buena Vista University is one of only a few institutions in Iowa to receive the Title III grant. A news release from the University states that the grant is a testament to BVU’s commitment to providing educational access to all students. The grant will support evidence-based initiatives that will enhance every BVU student’s opportunity for success, and lead to an increase in undergraduate retention and graduation rates.