Perkins Financial Assistance

The Perkins Assistance application is closed.

Perkins financial assistance is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis for enrolled Blinn students majoring in a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree. Students must complete the Perkins Assistance application during the application dates to be eligible for assistance consideration. Students must re-apply each semester they wish to receive financial assistance.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Jennifer Schafer at jennifer.schafer@blinn.edu.

Who is eligible for Perkins financial assistance?

To be eligible for Perkins assistance, a student must meet the following requirements:
  • Majoring in a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree or taking prerequisites to enter a health sciences program. View the entire list of AAS degree and certificate plans  here.
  • Enrolled in at least six credit hours in the Fall or Spring semesters and a minimum of three credit hours in any Summer term.
  • Maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA).
  • Have an active Blinn student email address
  • To be considered, students must 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 the poverty level
    • ESL (English as a second language): must be enrolled in ESL courses at Blinn
    • Homeless individuals
    • Nontraditional field of study (refer to list below)
    • Out-of-workforce individuals
    • Single parent or single pregnant woman
    • Youth who are in, or have aged out of, the foster care system
    • Youth with a parent who is a member of the armed forces and is on active duty

Types of assistance

  • Textbook
  • Tutoring
  • Transportation

Nontraditional Genders by Majors

Accounting Males

  • Accounting AAS Degree
  • Accounting Technology Certificate

Associate Degree Nursing Males

  • Nursing AAS Degree
  • Pre Associate Degree Nursing
  • LVN Transition Option AAS Degree
  • Pre LVN Transition Option

Business Administration & Management - Females

  • Business Administration & Management AAS Degree
  • Occupational Skills Award in Business Management

Child Development Males

  • Child Care Worker Certificate
  • OSA in Child Care Administration

Criminal Justice Females

  • Criminal Justice Technology AAS Degree
  • Law Enforcement Technology AAS Degree (Includes Police Academy)
  • Basic Peace Officer Academy Certificate
  • OSA in Criminal Justice
  • OSA in Judicial Practices

Dental Hygiene Males

  • Dental Hygiene AAS Degree
  • Pre Dental Hygiene

Fire Science Females

  • Fire Science Technology AAS Degree (Includes Fire Academy)
  • Fire Science Technology Certificate (Includes Fire Academy)
  • Fire Safety and Health AAS Degree

Health Information Technology Males

  • Health Information Technology AAS Degree
  • Medical Billing & Coding Specialist Certificate
  • Medical Office Assistant Certificate
  • OSA in Health Information

Information Technology Females

  • Information Technology Administrator AAS Degree
  • Microsoft Specialist Certificate
  • Linux Specialist Certificate
  • OSA in Computer Information Technology

Legal Assistant Males

  • Legal Assistant (Paralegal) AAS Degree
  • Legal Office Certificate
  • OSA in Mediation

Office Administration Males

  • Office Administration Professional AAS Degree
  • Office Administration Specialist Certificate
  • Software Specialist Certificate
  • OSA in Office Administration

Physical Therapist Assistant Males

  • Physical Therapist Assistant AAS Degree
  • Pre Physical Therapist Assistant

Surgical Technology Males

  • Surgical Technology AAS Degree
  • Pre Surgical Technology

Trades and Applied Technology - Females

  • Carpentry AAS Degree
  • Carpentry Certificate Level I
  • Carpentry Certificate Level II
  • OSA in Carpentry
  • Construction Management AAS Degree
  • Construction Management Certificate Level I
  • Construction Management Certificate Level II
  • OSA in Construction Management
  • Facility Maintenance AAS Degree
  • Facility Maintenance Certificate Level I
  • Facility Maintenance Certificate Level II
  • OSA in Facility Maintenance
  • HVAC AAS Degree
  • HVAC Certificate Level I
  • HVAC Certificate Level II
  • OSA in HVAC
  • Power Line Worker AAS Degree
  • Power Line Worker Certificate Level I
  • Power Line Worker Certificate Level II
  • OSA in Power Line Worker
  • Surveying AAS Degree
  • Surveying Certificate Level I
  • Surveying Certificate Level II
  • OSA in Surveying
  • Water Purification (CWP) AAS Degree
  • Water Purification (CWP) Certificate Level I
  • Water Purification (CWP) Certificate Level II
  • OSA in Water Purification (CWP)

Vocational Nursing Males

  • Vocational Nursing Certificate
  • Pre Vocational Nursing
  • OSA in Nurse Aide

Welding Technology Females

  • Welding Technology AAS Degree
  • Basic Welding Certificate – Level I
  • Welding Fundamentals Certificate – Level II
  • OSA in Welding Shop Floor Hand


Related Links

Contact:

  • Perkins Grant Office
  • Phone: 979-209-7637