Rutgers-Camden Blog

The Future is Bright for Asian American and Native Pacific Islander Students

Rutgers University in Camden has been awarded a grant totaling almost $2 million from the U.S. Department of Education to support the academic success of the growing number of Asian American and Native Pacific Islander students on campus

Rutgers–Camden is a recognized Asian American (AA) and Native American Pacific Islander (NAPI)-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), with about 12.9 percent of its students identifying as AA or NAPI. Spread across five years, the grant dollars will be put toward the unique needs and challenges of this student demographic.

“Our goal is to provide multiple offerings that serve our terrific AA and NAPI students,” said Marsha Lowery, vice chancellor for student academic success. “We will utilize strategies that include the development of data-informed student assessments, integration of culturally relevant curricula, outreach to families and communities, and opportunities for students to engage in research on topics relevant to AA and NAPI populations.”

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