Support Services Program Receives Grant

NMU's student support services program was recently awarded a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The funding will be distributed over four years.


The mission of the program is to assist students who have academic potential but face significant challenges in obtaining their baccalaureate degrees. Those served are typically first-generation, low-income students or students with documented disabilities.

“We assist students in need by providing comprehensive academic and personal advising,” said Peter Holliday (Student Support Services). “We also sponsor several tutoring programs and two freshman seminar courses. We offer leadership opportunities through our advisory board and provide financial aid to students through our scholarship program.”


More than 200 students per year receive support services. Holliday said the program has been recognized for consistently meeting its program goals of retention, steady graduation rates and having students maintain good academic standing.


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