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Perkins Grant Assistance


When to apply for Perkins Assistance

The application for Spring 2015 Perkins Assistance will open on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 9 a.m. and will close on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 9 a.m.

If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact Jennifer Freeman at

Remember that all assistance is on a first come, first served basis for enrolled students that are determined to be eligible. Students must re-apply each semester.


Am I Eligible for Perkins Assistance?

What qualifies a student for assistance:

  • Must be an Applied Sciences major or a pre-Applied Sciences major (students taking pre-requisites to enter an Allied Health Program) (Click here to see a list of Applied Sciences majors)
  • Must be registered at least half time. For example, a minimum of 6 hours in the Fall or Spring semester and at least 3 hours in a Summer I or II semester
  • Must be enrolled in at least one Applied Sciences degree or certificate plan course (academic or technical) that is in addition to any developmental courses
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Have a valid, current Blinn College student email address
  • Must fit into a special population category:
    • Disabled: must have a documented physical, academic or mental disability
    • Economically Disadvantaged: receives Pell Grant, WIA, AFDC, food stamps, Texas Public Education Grant, or proof of income below poverty level
    • Non-traditional field of study (Refer to list see below – it changes annually)
    • Incarcerated
    • ESL (English as a second language)
    • Single parent, single pregnant woman, or displaced homemaker (click here for a definition)

The following assistance is available:

  • Childcare
  • Textbook
  • Tutoring
  • Transportation


NOTE: All assistance is issued on a first come, first served basis. Students must complete the Perkins Assistance Application form during the application dates to be eligible for assistance consideration.


Nontraditional Genders by Majors AY 2014-2015

Accounting – Males

     Accounting AAS Degree
     Accounting Technology Certificate

Associate Degree Nursing – Males

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

Applied Business Females

     Business Administration and Management AAS Degree
     Small Business Management AAS Degree
     Small Business Management Certificate
     Hospitality Management Certificate

Child Development – Males

     Child Development AAS Degree
     Child Care Worker Certificate
     Child Care Administration MSAA
     Early Childhood MSAA

Computer Information Technology – Females

     Information Technology Administrator AAS Degree
     Microsoft Specialist Certificate
     Linux Specialist Certificate
     Web Specialist Certificate
     Computer Information Technology MSAA

Criminal Justice – Females

     Criminal Justice Technology AAS Degree
     Law Enforcement Technology AAS Degree (Includes Police Academy)
     Corrections Certificate
     Basic Peace Officer Academy Certificate (Includes Police Academy)
     Judicial Practices MSAA

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)

Health Information Technology – Males

     Health Information Technology AAS Degree
     Medical Office AAS Degree
     Medical Office Specialist Certificate
     Medical Billing & Coding Specialist Certificate
     Patient Care Specialist MSAA

Information Management – Males

     Administrative Assistant AAS Degree
     Administrative Assistant Specialist Certificate
     Digital Publishing AAS degree
     Digital Publishing Certificate
     Software Specialist Certificate
     Administrative Assistant MSAA
     Digital Publishing MSAA

Legal Assistant – Males

     Legal Assistant (Paralegal) AAS Degree
     Legal Office Certificate
     Mediation MSAA

Physical Therapist Assistant – Males

     Physical Therapist Assistant AAS Degree
     Pre-Physical Therapist Assistant

Veterinary Technology – Males  

     Veterinary Technology AAS Degree
     Pre-Veterinary Technology

Vocational Nursing – Males

     Vocational Nursing Certificate
     Pre-Vocational Nursing

Welding – Females

     Welding Technology AAS Degree
     Basic Welding Certificate – Level B
     MIG Specialization Certificate
     Welding Technology Certificate – Machinist Option
     Basic Welding – Level A MSAA