On July 1st, Cheyney University was granted $3.98 Million in funding to provide full scholarships to students involved in the honors program. Cheyney is a small university located in Chester County with an enrollment of about 500 students and is considered one of the nations oldest historically black colleges. The small school will be using the $4 million to provide tuition to academically talented students in an effort to increase their enrollment size and provide a well-rounded education to those who may not be able to afford it. Jeffrey Jones, executive director of enrollment management at the university, told the Philadelphia Inquirer that the allocation means much to Cheyney, which has struggled in recent years with enrollment, academics, and finances. With the help of their new funding, the university hopes to raise its enrollment by 275 students for the fall semester and continue to expand.