CALEXICO — San Diego State University-Imperial Valley campus has been awarded a $2.1 million grant that will bring the addition of new courses to the campus.
SDSU-IV English professor Jeanette Shumaker said, "It's a relief and I hope we can be worthy of the grant and do all the things we want to do with the money."
Shumaker said SDSU-IV applied for the grant from the federal Department of Education in March and was awarded the grant in July.
She said this was the third time the campus applied for the grant, although the previous attempts were denied.
"This will help us offer more courses. The whole point is to help us to do a better job helping the Hispanic student body, especially those who would like to become teachers," said Shumaker.