Other universities joining Truman to receive funding from the grant include Harris-Stowe State University, Lincoln University, the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Central Missouri and St. Louis Community College. Truman students will get the chance to participate in unique activities and events taking place at the partner campuses.
As part of the grant, Truman will receive $350,000, which will be used in developing educational solutions to address a gap in the enrollment, retention and graduation rates of underrepresented students.
Missouri’s LSAMP grant aims to double the number of underrepresented minority science, technology, engineering and math graduates by 2021. Underrepresented minorities are identified by LSAMP as African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Native Pacific Islanders.