DePauw University is the recipient of a $1 million grant from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. The university says the four-year grant will allow it to leverage technological lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic to create related coursework and attract prospective students.
DePauw says the funding will help it to develop virtual courses and guest presentations for prospective high school and transfer students as well as redesign traditional, face-to-face courses to include virtual approaches.
The funding is part of the Endowment’s statewide initiative, Charting the Future for Indiana’s Colleges and Universities, which is providing a total of $62 million in implementation grants. The initiative aims to improve how colleges and universities prepare students for successful futures and to address ways to strengthen their long-term financial success.
DePauw received a $100,000 planning grant from the Endowment’s first phase last year, helping procure the second phase implementation grant. Third phase funding will be awarded in 2021.