Blinn invites eligible students to apply for Perkins Grant funds

Online application for textbook assistance is open through 10 a.m. Monday, June 22

June 15, 2020

The Blinn College District is encouraging eligible Applied Sciences majors taking Fall 2020 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. The online application at www.blinn.edu/perkins-grant/Perkins-Assistance-Application.html opened at 10 a.m. today and closes at 10 a.m. Monday, June 22. 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 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, or Welding Technology programs;
  • be registered for at least six hours for the Fall 2020 semester;
  • maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average;
  • have an active Blinn student email address;
  • identify as one of the following categories:
    • disabled: physical, academic, or mental disability documentation must be on file with the Blinn Office of Disability Services;
    • economically disadvantaged: also receives Pell Grant, WIA, AFDC, food stamps, Texas Public Education Grant, or proof of income below poverty level;
    • ESL (English as a second language): must be enrolled in ESL courses at Blinn;
    • homeless;
    • nontraditional field of study;
    • out-of-workforce individuals;
    • single parents or single pregnant women;
    • youth who are in, or have aged out of, the foster care system; or
    • youth with a parent who is a member of the armed forces and is on active duty.

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 Summer and Fall courses. Registration for the Summer II semester is available through Sunday, July 5, and classes will run Monday, July 6, through Monday, Aug. 3. More information regarding the Summer semester, including course offerings and resources, can be found at www.blinn.edu/summer.

The Fall semester will include face-to-face, blended, and online courses, and social distancing guidelines will be in place. Fall semester registration is open through Sunday, Aug. 23, and classes begin Monday, Aug. 24.

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