St. Philips College Tuesday learned that it will receive more than $5 million in grants from the federal government over the next five years.
The Department of Education announced that it was awarding $227.9 million in grants to 97 historically black colleges and universities across the country. In its first installment, St. Philips will receive more than $5.4 million this year.
The school said it expects to receive about that much annually over the five-year period of the grant program. In all, the school is expected to receive between $25 million and $30 million dollars from the federal government.
St. Philips President Dr. Adena Williams Loston and Title III Director Erick Akins both say the funding will be used to support students in a variety of areas. Students will soon see campus renovations, new labs and increased funding for student services.