A $500,000 grant from Hearst Foundations will go toward scholarships and renovating labs at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus, the school announced on its website.
“Hearst has been supporting the University for many years,” Richard Reiss, senior vice president for university advancement, said. “They began more than dozen years ago by endowing a scholarship fund for EOF students. But they have also donated $500,000 to the John and Joan Monninger Center for Learning and Research at the College at Florham and $250,000 to nursing lab renovations at the Metropolitan Campus.”
According to the University, $100,000 of the grant will be used for Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) scholarships on both campuses.
At the Metro campus, money will be used to fund upgrades at Dickinson Hall.
“Our aim is to upgrade the lab equipment and space in a way that promotes student learning and enhances the collaborative research between faculty and students. This commitment is a significant milestone towards achieving that goal,” University College Dean Patti Mills said in the announcement.