Federal Grant Will Enable Black College to Boost Total Enrollments by More than 65 Percent

Jarvis Christian College, the historically black educational institution in Hawkins, Texas, received a major cash infusion from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Program. The college will receive $13.7 million in federal funds which it will use to build a new dormitory that will house up to 300 students. The new residence hall will allow the college to proceed with an expansion program that seeks to increase enrollment from 600 to 1,000 students over the next three years.