Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement congratulating Nevada State College (NSC) in Henderson for earning a $2.7 million grant over five years under the U.S. Department of Education’s Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) program:
“The U.S. Department of Education’s Hispanic-Serving Institutions program has been instrumental in empowering colleges and universities throughout the United States with the means to successfully serve Latino student bodies. This critical support changes the lives of first-generation, veteran, and low-income students who have the drive and work ethic to finish their degrees and graduate. Today’s announcement brings more federal funding to our students and will help build the roster of future teachers and leaders in our great state.”
The HSI program provides additional resources to colleges and universities that serve student bodies with over a quarter Latino students. Out of the more than 470 member colleges and universities, three are in Nevada: College of Southern Nevada (CSN) and Nevada State College (NSC) in Clark County, and Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) in Washoe County.
Nevada State College has taken strong initiative in ensuring that its student body reflects the diversity of the State of Nevada. This grant is a strong recognition of that effort and offers an example for other institutions of higher education throughout Nevada.