Haskell Indian Nations University is getting a $1.6 million federal grant to help improve its academic quality, management and financial situation.


Haskell Indian Nations University is getting a $1.6 million federal grant to help improve its academic quality, management and financial situation.

The money from the U.S. Department of Education will become available Friday for use during the next 12 months.

Stephen Prue, an employee in Haskell president's office, says the money would be used in the Haskell Success Center, which provides advising and career services for students. The school in Lawrence has a graduation rate of 26 percent.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the money is in addition to the university's annual allocation of $14.2 million in federal money.