JBU Awarded Federal Grant

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John Brown University was awarded a five-year, $1.2 million grant by the U.S. Department of Education as a renewal of its support for academic and life achievement of low-income, first-generation and disabled college students in mid-August.

The Student Support Services program, which provides mentoring, tutoring, financial aid and career counseling to qualified students was previously backed by a 2005 DOE grant. According to a JBU news release, more than half of JBU students qualified for SSS “based on income, documented disability or being a first-generation college student from his or her family.”

“JBU’s SSS program has been executed with excellence over the last five years, which is, in part, one of the reasons the U.S. Department of Education awarded a second grant,” said April Moreton, director of foundations and corporate relations, in a news release. “We are grateful to the Department of Education for recognizing the value in continuing to invest in JBU’s students.”