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CWU, YVCC split $3.25M grant to attract Hispanic students

Yakima Valley Community College and Central Washington University have received a $3.25 million grant to attract and keep more Hispanic students even as Hispanic enrollment continues to grow.

Under the “Finish What You Started” grant, the schools would share a combined $650,000 per year over the next five years. It is part of the U.S. Department of Education Title V’s efforts to develop Hispanic-serving institutions across the country.

“These are highly competitive grants that are only available to federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions, such as Yakima Valley Community College,” said YVCC President Linda Kaminski in a written statement. “This is an outstanding opportunity to collaboratively develop and implement new strategies that will help students to more quickly complete their degrees and to promote a smooth transition to Central Washington University.”

Read more of this story in the Yakima Herald Republic.