The Blinn College District is encouraging eligible Applied Sciences majors taking fall 2023 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, Biotechnology Laboratory Sciences, Criminal Justice, Dental Hygiene, Early Childhood Education, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Science, Health Information Technology, Information Technology, Legal Assistant, Mechatronics, Office Administration, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology, Real Estate, Simulation and Game Programming, Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technician, Surgical Technology, Trades and Applied Technology, Veterinary Technology, Vocational Nursing, Web Programming, and Welding Technology programs may be eligible.

Perkins funds can be applied toward textbooks. The online application at closes at 10 a.m. Monday, June 12. 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 six hours for the fall 2023 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 nine special population categories listed at:

For more information, visit Blinn’s Perkins Grant page at or contact the Perkins Grant Office at 979-209-7556.

Registration for Blinn’s summer II and fall terms is open for all students. Summer II classes begin Monday, July 10 and fall classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Prospective students can apply to Blinn via the application. Once admitted, they can register for classes at Blinn recommends that all students speak to an academic advisor prior to registering for classes. Students can chat online with a Blinn admissions specialist between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at and can call Enrollment Services for assistance at 979-830-4800.

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(Story courtesy Richard Bray, Blinn Information)

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