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This publication provides individual descriptions of grants allocated by the state of Illinois for aid to higher education for fiscal year 1997 under the provisions of the State Higher Education Cooperation Act. The Act provides funds for interinstitutional grants, minority educational achievement grants, minority articulation program grants, economic development grants, the Quad-Cities Graduate Study Center, library resource sharing, and the Advanced Photon Source (APS) project at the Argonne National Laboratory. Interinstitutional grants are provided to encourage cooperation among institutions and community involvement. Minority educational achievement grants are intended to motivate elementary and secondary students to pursue higher education. Minority articulation program grants target initiatives designed to improve the social and academic climate for minority students. Economic development grants are given to help state colleges and universities support regional educational consortia and assist companies in employing advanced manufacturing technologies. The Quad-Cities Graduate Study Center is a cooperative regional academic center providing graduate instruction to regional residents. Library resource sharing grants extend the use of college and university library collections. Grants provided to APS support university research experiments on synchrotron radiation. For each grant, information is provided on title, applicant institution, cooperating institution/s, project description, and recommended grant amount. (CK)

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Involvement, Consortia, Economic Development, Educational Environment, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Government School Relationship, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Library Funding, Minority Groups, Research and Development, Resource Allocation, State Aid, Technological Advancement

Author: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12538&id=ED398857

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