The New York City-based Teagle Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $3 million to bolster liberal arts programs across the country.

The awards will support ongoing efforts as well as the recently launched Pathways to the Liberal Arts initiative, which is aimed at improving access to the liberal arts for students from disadvantaged backgrounds and builds on the foundation's College-Community Connections program. The grants also will support the foundation's Liberal Arts and the Professions initiative, which identifies programs committed to infusing perspectives from the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences into undergraduate education for the professions, with a focus on business, engineering, and nursing.