BW Awarded "College Success" Grant

July 1, 2014

Funding from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation supports expanded BW efforts to keep at-risk, first-year students on the path to college graduation.

Baldwin Wallace University has received almost $200,000 in College Success grant funding from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation for the 2014-2015 academic year. The grant will be used to expand an early alert and intervention program that identifies at-risk, first-year students and connects them with BW support services aimed at keeping them on track to complete their degrees.

Funding for Bold Programs that Overcome Obstacles

“Moving students toward greater opportunity in life benefits us all," said Richard D. George, Great Lakes’ president and chief executive officer.

“We fund programs that understand the root cause of what holds students back, and take bold steps to overcome these obstacles. We look forward to seeing the impact BW can have on helping more students graduate and achieve their full potential.”

BW Laser Focused on Student Success

“The generous College Success grant will allow us to build new alert flags into a centralized system that will permit faculty, advisors and other BW personnel to connect identified students to intervention services even earlier each term than our current robust efforts,” said Lisa Henderson, BW assistant provost.

“We also plan to establish a Faculty Fellows Team to regularly monitor and assist at-risk students. BW continues to be laser-focused on providing the support that every student needs to succeed, whether that be counseling, tutoring, financial services or other assistance,” Henderson added.

Students in Four States Benefit from Funding

Great Lakes College Success grants, totaling $2.7 million, were awarded to 19 two- and four-year colleges, universities, and community and technical colleges across Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. A total of 5,280 students from low-income backgrounds, students of color, and students who are first in their families to attend college will benefit from support services during the 2014-2015 academic year.