Blinn encourages students to apply for Perkins Grant

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The Blinn College District is encouraging eligible applied sciences majors taking fall 2019 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, 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, veterinary technology, vocational nursing, and welding technology programs may be eligible.
Perkins funds can be applied toward textbooks. The online application at www.blinn.edu/perkins-grant/Perkins-Assistance-Application.html closes at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 9. 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 applied science or pre-applied sciences major,
• be registered for at least six hours for the fall 2019 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/perkins-grant/financial-assistance.html.
For more information, visit Blinn’s Perkins Grant page at www.blinn.edu/perkins-grant or contact Jennifer Schafer atjennifer.schafer@blinn.edu.

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