HSI required/encouraged or involves minority populations?

Answer this Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) question 'Yes' if the proposal falls into one of the three categories described below.

HSI Grant requests for proposal (RFPs) generally fall into three categories:

HSI Required: These funding opportunities are exclusive to HSIs and require proof that the university is an HSI. A digital copy of proof from the U.S. Department of Education can be provided upon request. Direct inquiries to Riley McIsaac, rmcisaac@arizona.edu.

Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Required: These funding opportunities are not exclusive to HSIs, but instead require that a submitting institution have MSI status (HSIs are included under the umbrella of MSIs). Proof of HSI status may or may not be required. Minority or underrepresented students (e.g., first generation, Pell grant recipient/low income) and/or communities/populations are often expressed as the targeted populations of interest.

Intentionally Involves Minority Students and/or Communities/Populations: These funding opportunities are not exclusive to HSIs or MSIs, but they explicitly call for or encourage the engagement of minority or underrepresented students, and/or communities/populations. Engagement of these students/communities/populations should be coupled with asset-based recruitment strategies, culturally relevant learning experiences, inclusive mentoring practices, and much more.

For questions or to learn more, please contact Riley McIsaac, Associate Director of Grants Development in the Office of Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Initiatives (rmcisaac@arizona.edu).
Visit HSI Initiatives at: https://hsi.arizona.edu/.

The University of Arizona was federally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution in Spring 2018, having reached the 25% undergraduate Hispanic enrollment requirement. UArizona was the first four-year public university in the state of Arizona to become an HSI and one of 16 R1 HSIs across the nation.

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