Marian University Receives Alliant Energy Foundation Grant

Marian University’s Working Families Grant Program received a $2,500 grant from the Alliant Energy Foundation. WFG awards tuition and stipend grants to economically disadvantaged single parents with dependent children-parents who possess the desire and determination to achieve a four-year undergraduate degree. An anonymous donor is also matching the $2,500 grant. In the past 22 years, the Alliant Energy Foundation has given back more than $55 million, with the $2,500 WFG monies going towards assisting with the cost associated with childcare, food and housing.

Since its inception in 2002, 199 students have graduated from WFG, with a retention rate of 89.5%, and a graduation rate of 88.4%. Participants at Marian can utilize student support services through the Center for Academic Support and Excellence, including academic advising, tutoring, and mentoring. Participants also receive personal counseling, financial and debt management counseling, and Career Services assists with career development, resume writing, mock interviews and job search strategies. For more information, visit https://www.marianuniversity.edu/ , call Program Director Kerry Strupp at 920-923-8953 or email [email protected]