FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 24, 2007
Schumer Announces Over $570,000 Coming To Mercy College In Westchester
Federal Funding Will Support an Individual Development Program to Provide High-Quality Education to Students Who Would Otherwise Not Have the Opportunity
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that a grant of $574,854 was awarded to Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry from the U.S. Department of Education’s Strengthening Institutions - Hispanic Serving Institutions Program. Federal funds will be used to help support an Individual Development Title V Program geared to fulfill the College’s mission to provide transformational, high-quality education to students who would otherwise not have the opportunity.
“This is truly wonderful news for Mercy College and its diverse student body,” said Schumer. “These much-needed funds will help strengthen many core areas of the institution, from academic programs to faculty development. I will continue to fight for this critical federal funding to ensure that students in Westchester County and across the state are receiving the best in higher education.”
Mercy College will use this federal funding to support an Individual Development Title V Program geared to fulfill the College’s mission to provide transformational, high-quality education to students who would otherwise not have an opportunity. They will focus on three activities: Developing a library learning commons, establishing a faculty development program and improving science education.
The Hispanic Serving Institutions Program provides grants to assists HSIs to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the academic attainment of, Hispanic students. The HIS Program grants also enable HSIs to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality and institutional stability.