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Blinn encourages eligible career and technical education students to apply for summer Perkins Grant funds

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

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

April 3, 2023

The Blinn College District invites eligible Applied Sciences majors taking summer 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, and Welding Technology programs may be eligible.

Perkins funds can be applied toward textbooks. The online application at closes at 10 a.m. Monday, April 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:

  • be an Applied Sciences or Pre-Applied Sciences major,
  • be registered for at least three hours for the summer 2023 semester,
  • be enrolled in at least one Applied Sciences degree or certificate plan course (academic or technical),
  • have a minimum 2.5 grade-point average,
  • have a valid, current Blinn student email address, and
  • fit into one of the special population categories listed at:

For more information, visit Blinn’s Perkins Grant page at or contact Perkins Programs Facilitator Jennifer Schafer at .

Registration for Blinn’s May minimester, summer, and fall terms is open for all students. May minimester classes run Monday, May 15, through final exams on Wednesday, May 31.

Summer I classes will begin Monday, June 5, and Summer II classes begin Monday, July 10. Fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 23.

Prospective students can apply to Blinn via the ApplyTexas application. Once admitted, they can register for classes at Blinn recommends that all students speak to an academic advisor prior to registering for classes. Students can chat online with a Blinn admissions specialist between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at, and can call Enrollment Services at 979-830-4800.

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