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CORNYN ANNOUNCES Amarillo College TO RECEIVE $642,663 Federal Grant

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CORNYN ANNOUNCES Amarillo College TO RECEIVE $642,663 Federal Grant

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Education (DoEd) has awarded a grant of $642,663 to Amarillo College, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, announced Thursday. The funds will be used to help strengthen the academic quality, management capabilities and financial stability of the institution. The award provides funding for the first year of a 5-year grant through the DoEd's Strengthening Hispanic Serving Institutions program.

"A good education system helps strengthen our society by teaching and instructing young adults, giving them the necessary resources to learn and develop as citizens and individuals," Sen. Cornyn said. "This funding will support the education of students at Amarillo College by opening doors and providing new opportunities to Hispanic students."

The Department of Education's Strengthening Institutions Program provides funding to Hispanic Serving Institutions that may be used for improving student academic services, strengthening the faculty-student relationship, increasing student retention, planning faculty development and establishing an endowment fund. These improvements will help enhance and expand the college's capacity to serve Hispanic and low-income students.

The Department of Education's Strengthening Institutions program helps eligible institutions of higher education become self-sufficient and expands their capacity to serve low-income students.

Sen. Cornyn serves on the Finance, Judiciary, Agriculture and Budget Committees.  He serves as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee's Immigration, Refugees and Border Security subcommittee. He served previously as Texas Attorney General, Texas Supreme Court Justice, and Bexar County District Judge.

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