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Texas Wesleyan University has been selected to receive nearly $2 million from the U.S. Department of Education’s Strengthening Institutions Program. Texas Wesleyan was the only university in the state to receive this award and was one of 20 institutions nationwide. Congressman Michael Burgess’ office notified Texas Wesleyan of the award.

The grant award will be approximately $400,000 per year for 5 years, beginning Oct. 1. The Strengthening Institutions Program funding totals $1.98 million over five years and includes money for instructional technologies, academic programming using the Learning Community Model, and transforming the advising process.

Texas Wesleyan University, founded in 1890 in Fort Worth, is a United Methodist institution with a tradition in the liberal arts and sciences with professional and career preparation. The mission at Texas Wesleyan University is to develop students to their full potential as individuals and as members of the world community.

For more information, call Michelle Stein, communications director for U.S. Representative Michael Burgess, at (202) 225-7772 or Deborah Roark, director of grants at Texas Wesleyan University, at (817) 531-5845.