BLINN ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO APPLY FOR PERKINS GRANT FUNDS

  

Online application for textbook and transportation assistance is open through 10 a.m. Monday, April 23

The Blinn College District is encouraging eligible Applied Sciences majors taking Summer 2018 courses to apply for funds made available through the Carl D. Perkins Basic Grant.

The Perkins Grant is a federally-funded program that provides community colleges with resources to enhance and develop programs that serve faculty, staff and students in career and technical education departments. Students enrolled in Blinn’s Applied Business, Art and Visual Communication, Associate Degree Nursing, Child Development, Criminal Justice, Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Science, Health Information Technology, Information Technology, Legal Assistant, Office Administration, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology, Real Estate, Surgical Technology, Therapeutics Manufacturing, Veterinary Technology, Vocational Nursing, and Welding Technology programs may be eligible.

Perkins funds can be applied toward textbooks and transportation in the form of a city bus pass. The online application at www.blinn.edu/twe/perkins/financial.html opened at 10 a.m. today and closes at 10 a.m. Monday, Monday, April 23. Students must complete the Perkins assistance application form during the application dates to be eligible for consideration.

Financial assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis for enrolled students. To be eligible, students must:

  • be an Applied Sciences or Pre-Applied Sciences major,
  • be registered for at least three hours for the Spring 2018 semester,
  • be enrolled in at least one Applied Sciences degree or certificate plan course (academic or technical),
  • have a minimum 2.5 grade-point average,
  • have a valid, current Blinn student email address, and
  • fit into one of six special population categories listed at:

www.blinn.edu/twe/perkins/financial.html.

For more information, visit Blinn’s Perkins Grant page at www.blinn.edu/twe/perkins or contact Business & Public Service Programs Facilitator Jennifer Schafer at jennifer.schafer@blinn.edu.

Registration is now available for the Summer 2018 semester, and for the May Minimester and Fall 2018 semester. For enrollment and financial aid information, visit www.blinn.edu.

 

(COURTESY: Richard Bray, Blinn Information)

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