Loyola Marymount University has received several major grants from the federal government in support of the school’s commitment to recruiting underserved minorities, low-income and first-generation college students interested in science and teaching careers.
This semester, LMU was awarded three highly competitive grants totaling almost $3 million – two by the National Science Foundation and another from the Department of Education – to train young scientists and teachers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, as well as in the social sciences.
“LMU is doing many things to recruit and then ensure the success of underserved minorities and first-generation college students,” said school President David Burcham. “These successful programs are another place where our rhetoric becomes reality.”
The federal grants come on the heels of LMU’s just-announced $100 million scholarship endowment campaign, as well as other longstanding efforts to recruit and support low-income students, particularly first-generation college pupils, as well as under-represented minorities from Los Angeles-area high schools.