- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - In a Sept. 5 story about education grants, The Associated Press, relying on information from the federal government, reported erroneously that the University of Charleston will receive more than $339,000 and West Virginia Weselyan College will receive $2 million. University of Charleston spokeswoman Carrie Stollings said each school will receive $339,000 annually over five years, for a total $2 million.

A corrected version of the story is below:

W.Va. schools getting $2M for higher education

West Virginia Wesleyan College, University of Charleston getting federal education funding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Two West Virginia schools are getting federal funding to improve higher education.

Sens. Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller on Friday said that the University of Charleston and West Virginia Wesleyan College are receiving money from U.S. Department of Education’s Strengthening Institutes Program.

Officials say the funding will be used to improve and strengthen their academic programs, management and financial stability, as well as better serve students in need.

West Virginia Wesleyan College and the University of Charleston both will receive $2 million over a five-year period.

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