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Blinn encourages eligible students to apply for Perkins Grant funds for Spring semester

Online application for textbook and transportation assistance is open through 10 a.m. on Nov. 21

November 14, 2016

Blinn College is encouraging eligible Applied Sciences majors taking Spring 2017 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.
Perkins funds can be applied toward textbooks and transportation in the form of a city bus pass. The online application at opened at 10 a.m. today and closes at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 21. 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 Spring 2017 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:
For more information, visit Blinn’s Perkins Grant page at or contact Business & Public Service Programs Facilitator Jennifer Freeman at
Registration is currently available for the Spring 2017 semester. For enrollment and financial aid information, visit