The National Endowment for the Humanities invites two-year colleges to apply in a special Challenge Grant competition to strengthen their long-term humanities programs and resources.
Two-year colleges are major educational assets that have too often been overlooked, even though over half of students
in post-secondary education attend two-year institutions.
The humanities can and should play a vital role in community colleges.
The perspectives of history, philosophy, and literature can enrich the educational experience of students attending two-year colleges, deepening their understanding of questions related to differences among cultures, as manifested in diverse understandings of citizenship, politics, and ethics.
NEH seeks to encourage two-year colleges to develop models of excellence that enhance the role of the humanities on their campuses.
The goals of this initiative are to enable two-year colleges to strengthen programs in the humanities, especially the study of the worlds many cultures and civilizations; to support model humanities curricula at two-year colleges that may be replicated at other institutions; and to encourage two-year colleges to broaden the base of financial support for the humanities.