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GRAMBLING, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Grambling State University has been awarded a $1.7 million, five-year grant by the National Institutes of Health to provide graduate degree opportunities to under-represented honors students.

The Minority Access to Research Careers program, commonly called MARC, was first funded in 1998.

To date, the federal government's National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health has funded the MARC Scholars program at Grambling with a cumulative award of $5.7 million.

The MARC grant provides training for racial and ethnic minorities who account for more than 25 percent of the nation's population but fewer than 8 percent of scientists nationally.

MARC better ensures success as strong students work toward the completion of undergraduate degrees then admission to and the completion of doctorate programs in biomedical sciences.

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