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

Online application for textbook and transportation assistance is open through 10 a.m. Monday, July 23

July 16, 2018

The Blinn College District is encouraging eligible Applied Sciences majors taking Fall 2018 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 opened at 10 a.m. today and closes at 10 a.m. Monday, July 23. 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:

For more information, visit Blinn’s Perkins Grant page at or contact Business & Public Service Programs Facilitator Jennifer Schafer at

Registration is now available for the Fall 2018 semester. For enrollment and financial aid information, visit