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Scholarship Opportunities

Workforce Education provides a number of avenues for scholarships. Traditional financial aid is not typically available for non-credit workforce and continuing education courses, but please pursue the following:

Blinn College Foundation Scholarships:
Blinn College has a number of scholarship opportunities available for workforce education students.  Scholarships depend on a number of factors, so to determine if you qualify, please complete an application.

Private Grants:

Students may apply for any of the following scholarships, as applicable.

Swalm Foundation (Boys and Girls Club Scholarship)
The Swalm Foundation provides scholarship funds for students involved in Boys and Girls club who meet requirements of the foundation and have participated in a local Boys and Girls Club.  Funds are available for Washington County, Champion Valley, Austin County, and Brazos Valley. 

Texas Elks Lodge Scholarship – Texas Elks Association
This Vocational Grant Program will provide funds for workforce classes beginning after July 1, 2014.  Application forms are accessible at texaselks.org, must be completed and received at the Local Elks Lodge prior to March 31, 2015. 

Gene Haas Foundation Machining Technology Scholarship
This scholarship program provides $1,000 - $5,000 to pay for students interested in machine operation and maintenance. Application forms are available at: smeef.org/genehaasscholarships.

Workforce Solutions:
Your local Workforce Board has scholarship monies available on a case-by-case basis for unemployed, under-employed, and dislocated workers. Before registering for our classes, contact your local board to see if you qualify:

Accelerate Texas grant (ATX):
Students who need a G.E.D. or E.S.L. may qualify for this grant. The program offers:

  • Free G.E.D. preparation courses to prepare for the G.E.D. exam OR ESL Coursework
  • Reduced tuition for a number of workforce certificate programs in both Brenham and Bryan:
          • Certified Nurse Aide (Brenham & Bryan)
          • Phlebotomy (Brenham & Bryan)
          • Machining (Brenham)
          • Medical Office Technician (Brenham & Bryan)
          • Welding (Brenham & Bryan)
  • Free support class to assist with math, reading, writing and vocabulary skills needed in approved workforce certificate program courses
Bryan/College Station Area
Sally Ryan
Accelerate Texas Grant
Region 6 Educational Service Center
979-209-7040
Sally.Ryan@blinn.edu
Brenham Area
Robbie Thomas
Accelerate Texas Grant- Brenham
Blinn College – Hodde Center
979-830-4322
Robbie.Thomas@blinn.edu