Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Oct 3, 2017
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to announce that Fort Valley State University (FVSU) has been selected for a $232,265 grant award from the U.S. Department of Education’s Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program.
The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program grant, which is anticipated to be for a period of five years, will provide aid to underrepresented students at FVSU to prepare for further graduate education through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.
“This award will support Fort Valley State University’s work in cultivating the minds of students regardless of their background and life circumstances,” said Congressman Bishop. “It is vital that academically talented students are recognized and given the right tools to further their educational experience.”
The U.S. Department of Education offers a number of grants to promote student achievement and foster educational excellence, while adhering to equal educational access. The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program prepares underrepresented college students for future doctoral studies by providing seminars, summer internships, tutoring, academic counseling, and other educational activities.  
The program being implemented at FVSU aims to serve 25 participants from low income/first generation and underrepresented backgrounds and seeks to help close the doctoral degree attainment gap for underrepresented groups.