Greg Martinez, director for the Center for Multicultural and Educational Opportunities, secured $10.1 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education for fiscal years 2021 and 2022. The funds support programs for historically underrepresented students in the community and at Boise State. The center is housed in the College of Education and serves low-income and first-generation students, as well as students with disabilities, veterans and students from migrant families, from pre-college enrollment to postsecondary graduation.
In 2005, the center began using grant funding to offer $2,000 scholarships to 12 to 15 students each year. The center has provided over $384,000 in scholarship awards to date.
“Students in underserved communities need the support our programs provide to navigate college and become successful students and professionals,” Martinez said.
“The funding we receive is crucial to provide the infrastructure and community that our students rely on through our services to make the most of their current and future college experience.”
— By Carrie Quinney