Fort Lewis in Durango in line for $1M grant for student union |

Fort Lewis in Durango in line for $1M grant for student union

DURANGO, Colorado – Fort Lewis College is in line to receive a $1 million grant for its new student union if it can raise more than $500,000 on its own in less than two years.

The college said Monday that The Kresge Foundation agreed to award a capital challenge grant of $1 million if the school raises its challenge campaign goal of $566,470 by March 31, 2011. The college had sought $500,000 from the foundation.

Completion of the $37.5 million student union complex is expected in 2011.

William Moses of The Kresge Foundation says the foundation is delighted to support an institution committed to educating Native Americans. Fort Lewis waives tuition for qualified Native American students. Its student body is 20 percent Native American.

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