University of Houston medical school lobbies for bigger Pell Grants to support diversity

The University of Houston College of Medicine says part of its institutional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion includes lobbying for the doubling of the federal Pell Grant program, new documents revealed.

In a series of responses to a survey by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Texas medical school said lobbying the federal government to double the maximum award for Pell Grants was an example of the institution’s advocacy for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the public policy level.

The school’s responses to the AAMC’s Diversity, Inclusion, Culture, and Equity Inventory survey were obtained by the medical watchdog group Do No Harm through a Freedom of Information Act request and shared exclusively with the Washington Examiner. Among the dozens of questions included in the survey was whether or not the school had advocated at the national, state, and local level for policies and legislation in line with diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.

Read more at the Washington Examiner.