Blinn College District encourages eligible students to apply for Summer semester Perkins Grant funds

Online application for textbook assistance is open through 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 9

April 2, 2019

The Blinn College District is encouraging eligible Applied Sciences majors taking Summer 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 opened at 9 a.m. today and closes at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 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 an Applied Sciences or Pre-Applied Sciences major,
  • be registered for at least three hours for the Summer 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 Business and Public Service Programs Facilitator Jennifer Schafer at jennifer.schafer@blinn.edu

Registration is now available for the Summer 2019 semester, and for the May Minimester and Fall 2019 semester. For enrollment and financial aid information, visit www.blinn.edu.

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