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Four Region 8 Colleges Awarded $1 Million Plus in Federal Funding

MARCH 30, 2005 - Posted at 2:12 p.m. CST

 

WASHINGTON - Members of Arkansas' Congressional delegation today announced that federal grants totaling $1,068,977 have been awarded to four Region 8 colleges and universities.

The U.S. Department of Education will award the grants through the TRIO Student Support Services program, which provides grants to two and four-year colleges to increase student success and retention among low-income students, first generation and students with disabilities.  The program also facilitates student transfers from two-year to four-year colleges.  In addition, colleges are able to use a portion of the funds to help provide financial aid.

The following schools in Region 8 received grants...

-Arkansas Northeastern College (Blytheville): $267,986

-Arkansas State University (Jonesboro): $267,980

-Mid-South Community College (West Memphis): $267,966

-Ozarka College (Melbourne): $265,045

The grants also support tutoring and other academic and cultural programs.

 

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