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Howard College - Big Spring, Lamesa, San Angelo, SWCID

Perkins Grant

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Through the Carl D. Perkins Grant, funds are available for students enrolled in a career and technical education program that need assistance with child care and/or textbooks.  Several criteria as outlined below must be met in order to benefit from these programs:

Child Care Assistance

Howard College has a childcare assistance program to assist students who do not have available funds to properly care for their children and stay on course. Funds are made available through the Carl D. Perkins Grant.  Childcare Application

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILDCARE SERVICES

You Must Be:
  • eligible for Federal Aid (Pell Grant)
  • enrolled for a minimum of 6 hours each long semester and 3 each summer term
  • have declared a Career Technical Education major
  • be classified as Disabled, Economically Disadvantaged, Nontraditional Student, Single Parent, Displaced Homemaker, Limited English Proficiency or Academically Disadvantaged
  • a returning student with at least a 2.0 GPA

You need this documentation to process your application:
  • Completed application. (An incomplete application will not be processed.)
  • Copy of your award letter from HC Financial Aid office
  • Copy of your class schedule
  • Proof of birth or legal guardianship of child(ren)

To continue receiving childcare assistance you must:
  • Not drop below 6 hours in each long semester or 3 for summer terms
  • Maintain a minimum of 2.0 grade point average each semester.
  • Notify your coordinator of any changes in financial, marital, child care facility, or program status.
  • REAPPLY each semester. Application forms may be picked at the above mentioned offices at designated times.

****The Childcare Provider MUST be licensed and or registered through the State of Texas****

Continued assistance is contingent on funds available and adherence to the above requirements and program policies.  Childcare Assistance is generously provided through a Carl D. Perkins Basic Grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Textbook Assistance

Howard College has a textbook assistance program that consists of a lending library that is located in the Executive Dean Assistant’s area in Big Spring and the Advisor’s area in San Angelo for students who do not have available funds to purchase textbooks for the semester. Funds are made available through the Carl D. Perkins Grant for qualified students who are not presently financially able to purchase textbooks at the beginning of each semester. After the book has been used for the semester, it must be returned by the last day of classes.  Textbook Application

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR TEXTBOOK SERVICES

You Must Be:
  • eligible for Federal Aid (Pell Grant)
  • enrolled for a minimum of 12 hours each long semester and 6 each summer term
  • have declared a Career Technical Education major
  • a returning student with at least a 2.0 GPA

You need this documentation to process your application:
  • Completed application. (An incomplete application will not be processed.)
  • Copy of your award letter from HC Financial Aid office.
  • Copy of your class schedule.

To continue receiving textbook assistance you must:
  • Maintain full-time student status (12 hours or more with special circumstances being considered).
  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average each semester.
  • Notify the coordinators above of any changes in financial, marital, child care facility, or program status.
  • REAPPLY each semester. Application forms may be picked at the above mentioned offices at designated times.

Continued assistance is contingent on funds available and adherence to the above requirements and program policies.

Textbook Assistance is generously provided through a Carl D. Perkins Basic Grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Who to Contact

Carl D. Perkins Grant Coordinator: 
Michelle Trubenstein
(325) 418-8300 x 3430
3501 N. US Hwy 67, San Angelo, TX 76905
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Big Spring Area Coordinator
Dianah Collom
(432) 264-5015
1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX 79720
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San Angelo Coordinator
Charity Benford
(325) 481-8300 x 3254
3501 N. US Hwy 67, San Angelo, TX 76905
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