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Perkins Grant Assistance


When to apply for Perkins Assistance

The Fall 2018 Perkins Assistance application is now open, please CLICK HERE to apply.

The application will close on July 23, 2018 at 10 a.m.


If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact Jennifer Schafer 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 Health Sciences 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:

  • 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 2016-2017

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
     OSA in Pharmacy Technician

Applied Business Females

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

Child Development – Males

     Child Care Worker Certificate
     OSA in Child Care Administration

Criminal Justice – Females

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

Health Information Technology – Males

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

Information Technology– Females

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

Legal Assistant – Males

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

Office Administration – Males

     Administrative Assistant AAS Degree
     Administrative Assistant Specialist Certificate
     Software Specialist Certificate
     OSA in Office Administrative

Physical Therapist Assistant – Males

     Physical Therapist Assistant AAS Degree
     Pre Physical Therapist Assistant

Surgical Technology – Males

     Surgical Technology Certificate
     Pre Surgical Technology Certificate

Veterinary Technology – Males  

     Veterinary Technology AAS Degree
     Pre Veterinary Technology

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