Ivy Tech receives grants to promote academic success of service members and veterans

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana has received a $293,180 grant from Operation Diploma, an initiative of the Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) at Purdue University, to develop programs and policies designed to boost academic success of student service members and veterans on campus.

The grant will be distributed amongst Ivy Tech’s 14 regions as follows:

Terre Haute: $31,680 in collaboration with Indiana State University.

Sellersburg: $42,750 in collaboration with Indiana University-Southeast.

Fort Wayne: $37,800 in collaboration with Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne.

Bloomington: $22,500

Indianapolis: $15,000

Columbus: $15,000

Muncie: $8,500

Kokomo: $18,000

Lafayette: $27,000

Gary: $15,000

Richmond: $15,000

South Bend: $15,000

Madison: $14,950

Evansville: $15,000

Launched with a $5.8 million gift from Lilly Endowment, Inc., Operation Diploma empowers Indiana’s institutions of higher education and student veterans’ organizations to better serve student service members and veterans entering college for the first time, and those re-entering college after extended service or deployment.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 150,000 students enrolled annually.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana.  It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana.  It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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