SUS Foundation/1880 Society $15,000 Grant To Help SUNO Retain Students, Improve Graduation Rate

Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) has received a $15,000 grant from the Southern University System Foundation/1880 Society to help retain first-time freshmen admitted to the University in 2009 and 2010.

Many students have families to support and other life situations that prevent them from having access to needed dollars to finish their college education within a six-year period, which is the benchmark used for determining universities’ graduation rates. The Foundation/1880 Society grant will provide needed resources to more than 50 students.

By providing this financial assistance to the selected 2009 and 2010 students, the grant is expected to have a positive impact on the SUNO’s graduation rate.