Mount Saint Mary’s has been awarded a five-year $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title V Program – Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA). This new grant will focus on creating an accounting emphasis for the Mount’s MBA Program while developing financial literacy components for graduate students across several programs.
“This grant will enable us to continue our history of excellence in accounting into our graduate program,” said Dr. Michelle French-Holloway, Professor and Chair of the MSMU Business Administration Program. “With this grant, we plan to provide even more robust services for our graduate students so they can further their career goals.”
Through the grant’s funding, the Mount will collaborate with Woodbury University to develop an accounting emphasis for the MBA Program. The grant also will fund scholarships and paid internships for accounting graduate students as well as students enrolled in other graduate programs.
“The grant provides funding to bolster the University’s Professional and Academic Resource Center, which supports graduate students,” said Dr. French-Holloway. “We look forward to implementing continuous improvements to our graduate program. We want to ensure that our students have the resources they need to pursue their career dreams.”
Title V is a federally funded grant program created in 1998 to assist colleges and universities in improving higher education of Hispanic students in the U.S. The PPOHA Program provides grants to higher education institutions that work to expand graduate level educational opportunities and academic offerings for Hispanic students.
This new grant continues the Mount’s success in previous Title V work at the post-graduate level. Among the 60 colleges and universities that applied for the grant, the Mount was one of only 20 applicants awarded funding.