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Wicker Announces Close to $3 Million Education Grant for JSU

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., has announced that Jackson State University (JSU) will receive $2,988,707 in grant funding from the Department of Education’s First in the World (FITW) development program. It’s expected that the award will be distributed over the next four years.

“I am pleased to see that Jackson State has been awarded this very competitive grant,” Wicker said. “The school is uniquely poised to provide leadership for our state in addressing the need to increase the number of STEM college graduates. These funds will enable the university to apply new and innovative strategies to help students develop the skills they need to be successful.”

“Jackson State University looks forward to this unique opportunity to invest in America’s future,” said Dr. Meyers. “We look forward to promoting and expanding development and innovation in post secondary education through the First in the World Program. The University appreciates the help and support of Senator Roger Wicker and the Mississippi congressional delegation for their support and commitment to education in the state of Mississippi.”

The grant awarded to JSU is said to improve teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The funding also aims to increase retention and graduation rates.



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