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Blinn College District encourages eligible students to apply for spring 2023 Perkins Grant funds

Online application for textbook assistance is open through 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10

Perkins Grant

October 3, 2022

The Blinn College District is encouraging eligible Applied Sciences majors taking spring 2023 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, Criminal Justice, Dental Hygiene, Early Childhood Education, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Science, Health Information Technology, Information Technology, Legal Assistant, Mechatronics, Office Administration, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology, Real Estate, Simulation and Game Programming, Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technician, Surgical Technology, Trades and Applied Technology, Veterinary Technology, Vocational Nursing, Web Programming, 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, Oct. 10. 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 Perkins Program Facilitator Jennifer Schafer at

Registration for Blinn’s winter minimester and spring semester opens for current students at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, and opens to all students at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17. To learn more, visit

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