Ferrum College Awarded Grant to Launch New Support System for At-Risk Minorities

Ferrum College, in conjunction with Patrick & Henry Community College (P&HCC), was recently awarded $70,000 in grant funding by the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia [SCHEV] to launch a new initiative intended to address stop-out rates of at-risk minority populations. 

The project’s funding comes through the Collaborative Equitable-Attainment Grant offered by SCHEV. With the funding, Ferrum College will partner with P&HCC to implement a pilot intervention strategy to help African American males stay in college. Both institutions will hire dedicated personnel to connect at-risk students with resources like tutoring, an on-campus food pantry, scholarships for emergency or school-related expenses, mental health counseling, and more.

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