The Walmart Minority Student Success Initiative was designed to help Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs)—Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Predominantly Black Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities—that are already deeply committed to the academic success of first-generation, minority students, build additional capacity to serve this key group of students. Through a competitive award process, 30 MSIs were awarded a $100,000 capacity-building grant to implement strategic practices and processes that help first-generation students of color achieve academic success.
MSIs serve a disproportionate number of first-generation students, and therefore play an important role in ensuring their academic success. The Walmart Minority Student Success Initiative helped MSIs identify problems unique to their first-generation students and to assist in the development of faculty driven, classroom based strategies to foster increased student success. In addition to improving the success of their own first-generation students, best practices from participating institutions can help inform the first-generation student success practices at all MSIs and other institutions with significant first-generation student populations.
A full list of 30 institutions participating in the Walmart Minority Student Success Initiative is available here.
For more information about this initiative, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.