UW-W program receives $5,000 to support multicultural students

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Gazette staff
Thursday, August 22, 2013

WHITEWATER – UW-Whitewater has received a $5,000 grant to support its King/Chavez Scholars Program.

The AT&T Innovation & Investment Award will support 75 multicultural, first-generation and low-income students over the summer holiday as they transition into college.

A release about the grant states the program also “provides students with a peer group for academic and social reinforcement, gives students the opportunity to have a relationship with a faculty mentor, introduces students to high impact educational practices and their relationship to classroom and career performance, makes students competitive for internships.”

Richard McGregory, UW-Whitewater assistant vice chancellor for multicultural affairs and student success, said the grant will enhance the summer program to prepare more students for success in college and the workforce.

“Our King/Chavez Scholars Program has been instrumental in helping transform talented multicultural high school students into promising university scholars and young professionals,” McGregory stated in the release.

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