Chicago's Kennedy-King College among winners of federal grants

April 30, 2012

Associated Press

A City College of Chicago campus is among 14 winners nationwide of a federal education grant to improve science and engineering.

Kennedy-King College on Chicago's South Side will receive $250,000.

The money comes from the U.S. Department of Education's Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program. The goal is increase participation of underrepresented ethnic minorities and women.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the grants will help expand America's scientific and technological capacity to build global competitiveness.

Other winners include the University of West Alabama and Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina.