Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines has received a $74,574 grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corp. The college will use the money to help students who are at risk academically to stay in school and complete their degrees, said Kris Owens, the college's manager of student success. The grant was one of 19 Great Lakes College Success grants totaling $2.7 million awarded to Midwest colleges. The grants support students from low-income backgrounds, students of color and students who are the first members of  their families to attend college.