Montclair State University has been awarded two major federal grants: a $165,000 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Minority University Research and Education Project fellowship, and a $2.2-plus million U.S. Department of Education “Strengthening Institutions” grant to help the University better serve low-income students. The grants were announced in a November 6 public assembly attended by grant recipients, students, academic leadership and honored guest Secretary of Higher Education for the State of New Jersey Zakiya Smith Ellis.
“In order to ensure that our future is brighter than our past, we must provide funding to those institutions that are doing the best job in helping our diverse population,” said Secretary Smith Ellis. “Montclair State University is doing the work that will move the state, and indeed, the nation forward.”
“Montclair State University proudly embraces its commitment as a New Jersey public research university to provide a first-class education to ambitious and hard-working students who in every sense fully reflect the society that we serve,” said University President Susan A. Cole.