Andrews University is receiving a grant of $2.25 million to help at-risk students succeed and to improve the enrollment of minority students, focusing specifically on the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi in Dowagiac. The U.S. Department of Education grant will allow implementation of a plan that includes streamlining the curriculum and faculty counseling to increase placement rates among students and help them graduate within four years. 20% of the grant is designated for endowment funds, while an additional portion will be allocated to scholarships for underrepresented and at-risk students. Andrews University says the effort to secure the grant was spearheaded by Padma Tadi Uppala, the chair of the School of Population Health, Nutrition, and Wellness. She saw the potential after considering the diversity in students all across the Berrien Springs campus.