Perkins Financial Assistance

The Perkins Assistance application is closed.

Perkins financial assistance is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis for enrolled Blinn students majoring in a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree. Students must complete the Perkins Assistance application during the application dates to be eligible for assistance consideration. Students must re-apply each semester they wish to receive financial assistance.

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

Who is eligible for Perkins financial assistance?

To be eligible for Perkins assistance, a student must meet the following requirements:
  • Majoring in a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree or taking prerequisites to enter a health sciences program. View the entire list of AAS degree and certificate plans  here.
  • Enrolled in at least six credit hours in the Fall or Spring semesters and a minimum of three credit hours in any Summer term.
  • Maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA).
  • Have an active Blinn student email address
  • To be considered, students must identify as one of the following categories:
    • Disabled: physical, academic, or mental disability documentation must be on file with the Blinn Office of Disability Services
    • Economically Disadvantaged: also receives Pell Grant, WIA, AFDC, food stamps, Texas Public Education Grant, or proof of income below the poverty level
    • ESL (English as a second language): must be enrolled in ESL courses at Blinn
    • Homeless individuals
    • Nontraditional field of study (refer to list below)
    • Out-of-workforce individuals
    • Single parent or single pregnant woman
    • Youth who are in, or have aged out of, the foster care system
    • Youth with a parent who is a member of the armed forces and is on active duty

Types of assistance

  • Textbook
  • Tutoring
  • Transportation

Nontraditional Genders by Majors

Accounting Males

  • Accounting AAS Degree
  • Accounting Technology Certificate

Associate Degree Nursing Males

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

Business Administration & Management - Females

  • Business Administration & Management AAS Degree
  • Occupational Skills Award in Business Management

Child Development Males

  • Child Care Worker Certificate
  • OSA in Child Care Administration

Criminal Justice Females

  • Criminal Justice Technology AAS Degree
  • Law Enforcement Technology AAS Degree (Includes Police Academy)
  • Basic Peace Officer Academy Certificate
  • 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)
  • Fire Safety and Health AAS Degree

Health Information Technology Males

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

Information Technology Females

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

Legal Assistant Males

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

Office Administration Males

  • Office Administration Professional AAS Degree
  • Office Administration Specialist Certificate
  • Software Specialist Certificate
  • OSA in Office Administration

Physical Therapist Assistant Males

  • Physical Therapist Assistant AAS Degree
  • Pre Physical Therapist Assistant

Surgical Technology Males

  • Surgical Technology AAS Degree
  • Pre Surgical Technology

Trades and Applied Technology - Females

  • Carpentry AAS Degree
  • Carpentry Certificate Level I
  • Carpentry Certificate Level II
  • OSA in Carpentry
  • Construction Management AAS Degree
  • Construction Management Certificate Level I
  • Construction Management Certificate Level II
  • OSA in Construction Management
  • Facility Maintenance AAS Degree
  • Facility Maintenance Certificate Level I
  • Facility Maintenance Certificate Level II
  • OSA in Facility Maintenance
  • HVAC AAS Degree
  • HVAC Certificate Level I
  • HVAC Certificate Level II
  • OSA in HVAC
  • Power Line Worker AAS Degree
  • Power Line Worker Certificate Level I
  • Power Line Worker Certificate Level II
  • OSA in Power Line Worker
  • Surveying AAS Degree
  • Surveying Certificate Level I
  • Surveying Certificate Level II
  • OSA in Surveying
  • Water Purification (CWP) AAS Degree
  • Water Purification (CWP) Certificate Level I
  • Water Purification (CWP) Certificate Level II
  • OSA in Water Purification (CWP)

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

Related Links


  • Perkins Grant Office
  • Phone: 979-209-7637