Wheaton College to Transform Campus with $7.2M State Education Grant


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Wheaton, IL – Wheaton College has been selected as a major recipient of the Illinois state education grants, receiving $7.2 million for campus improvements. 

The Illinois Board of Higher Education has announced this allocation as part of a broader initiative, distributing a total of $400 million to enhance the infrastructure of private colleges and universities across the state. The grant aims to support Wheaton College in creating an equitable learning environment, in line with the state’s commitment to educational excellence.

This financial boost places Wheaton College among the significant beneficiaries like Northwestern University, which received the largest share of $48.9 million. Other institutions, including Lewis University and Saint Xavier University, also received noteworthy grants of $15.4 million and $8.4 million, respectively. The funds are designated for construction, repair, and renovation projects that are essential for advancing the college’s mission and addressing the needs of its diverse student body. 


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