In a transformative moment for the institution, Manor College received more than $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Education. The funds come from the U.S. Department of Education Strengthening Institutions grant under Title III. It is the first time Manor College has received Title III funding.
“Title III is a very competitive grant,” Dr. Jonathan Peri, Manor College President, said. “It is a huge infusion of funding to help our students achieve their goals. This is a life-changing event for our students. It is like winning the education lottery.”
Title III is a federal program that helps institutions become more resilient and ultimately better able to serve their students. The grant strengthens an institution’s academic quality, management, and fiscal stability.
In total, Manor College will receive $1,473,974 in federal funding over five years, covering 75 percent of the $1,948,025 overall cost of the project. Manor’s contribution of 25 percent totals $474,052.
The money will go towards:
- Creation of a Career Center
- Implementation of early-academic-alert software
- Expansion of a summer bridge program for first-year students to ensure a smooth transition to college and to introduce the support services available to them.
New software funded through the grant will help identify students earlier, opening the doors for Academic Services to provide support to students from the beginning.
The grant also allows Manor College to develop a new career center. Dedicated staff will help students in identifying internships, jobs, building resumes and networking.
Senecoff believes that the grant will only help Manor College further carry out its mission. “Manor College has always felt like a place where if you want to succeed, we can help you get there,” Dr. Julie Senecoff, Dean of Arts and Sciences said.
“This grant reinforces that philosophy. If students are struggling and feel like they can’t do it, we’re able to provide support and services to help them achieve their goals and succeed.”
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