The U.S. Department of Education has renewed funding for the Lourdes University Upward Bound program. This program was established in 1965 to help American high school students attain a post-secondary education.
This is designed to assist low-income students to cover unexpected, non-academic emergency expenses. The grant program seeks to keep these students in school at better rates and graduate in larger numbers.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has granted nearly $2 million in funding (over four academic years) to the institution’s College of Nursing. The program is designed to increase nursing progression, graduation rates and retention in practice for students who are from diverse and/or disadvantaged backgrounds.