Kentucky Wesleyan College Receives $450,000 Grant

Kentucky Wesleyan College will receive a $450,000 grant from the James Graham Brown Foundation to address "Sophomore Slump." Kentucky Wesleyan College says "Sophomore Slump" occurs when students have competed their freshman year and begin the transition to their field, encounter increasingly difficult course work, and drop out of college. Kentucky Wesleyan College says their program will focus on all sophomores, but especially first-generation and low income students. The college says they will provide the academic, social, and financial support needed to move students through the sophomore transition to graduation. "We are deeply grateful for the generosity of the James Graham Brown Foundation, which will enable Wesleyan to address specific issues of at-risk students in innovative ways." said President Craig Turner in a Kentucky Wesleyan College press release.

The James Graham Brown Foundation of Louisville was incorporated in 1954. Brown was a lumberman, horseman and entrepreneur.