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Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI)

Medgar Evers College PBI program is Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Predominantly Black Institutions to establish or strengthen programs for low-income or first-generation college undergraduate students enrolled at the Medgar Evers College leading to a bachelor's or associate's degree in Science, Technology, English, Education, Mathematics, Health Education and Globalization and improve educational outcomes.

  • Increase students retention and improve graduation rates
  • Increase student involvement in their field of study
  • Promote activities that support students’ development of academic goals
  • Faculty work closely with students to promote learning and enhance professional skills needed in their field of study

The purpose of the Predominantly Black Institutions Competitive Grant Program is to support Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) to establish or strengthen programs in the following areas:

  • Science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM)
  • Health education
  • Internationalization or globalization
  • Teacher preparation; or
  • Improving educational outcomes of African-American males