Glen Oaks To Award Emergency Funding To Students
By: Mike Stiles - Wednesday, February 3, 2021

(CENTREVILLE) – Glen Oaks Community College students could be getting additional funding to ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Glen Oaks students received an e-mail announcing the school will be awarding $288,341 in emergency grants to students through funds from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, and authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. This was approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

Students must be currently enrolled in the Winter 2021 Semester and complete an application process.

Tonya Howden, Vice President of Student Services for Glen Oaks, says they are pleased that their students have this grant opportunity available to them during these challenging times. The grant requires colleges to prioritize the funds for students with exceptional financial need. Howden says they are encouraging applicants to provide detailed information that supports financial hardships incurred resulting from the pandemic, which will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Students must meet several criteria to be eligible for the grants. They must have a high school diploma or GED. The grants may be used to cover expenses related to campus operations; including cost of course materials, technology, food, housing, healthcare and child care.

Students must apply for the grants prior to 4 PM on Monday, March 1. If anyone had questions, they can contact the Financial Aid Office by calling 269-294-4260.


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