Texas State University awarded a $1.5 million grant to help 1,000 former students return to school and complete their degrees.
The reskilling grant will support displaced Texas workers who need to reskill or upskill to get back into the workforce and Texas students who dropped out of college without completing a postsecondary credential, says the university.
This grant is a part of the Texas Reskilling Support Fund Grant Program, a $46.5 million fund established to provide support to students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, to help them to continue their education and economic recovery.
The $1.5 million Texas State received will support Bring Bobcats support a program created in 2018 to encourage students to return and complete their degrees.
To qualify for this grant, returning students must:
· be Texas residents and eligible for in-state tuition as determined by the university.
· have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid
· eligible for federal Title IV aid
· have proof that they were affected by COVID-19.
· Registered in an eligible undergraduate or short-term workforce credential program either full time or part-time
· Not enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution
· are within twelve months or 75% or more of completing their credential program