According to PR Newswire, USA Funds, a nonprofit organization that helps American families benefit from postsecondary education, announces the award of more than $2.5 million in grants for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. USA Funds awarded 30 grants to organizations in 10 states and the District of Columbia.

“These grants support programs that improve students’ awareness of and preparation for postsecondary education, promote access to high-quality higher education opportunities, and increase student persistence and completion of their programs of study,” said Robert C. Ballard, USA Funds senior vice president, Access and Outreach. “These programs are in line with the USA Funds mission to enhance preparation for, access to and success in postsecondary education specifically for underserved, low-income middle and high school students; students of color; and first-generation postsecondary students.”

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