The Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, a nonprofit organization that provides financial aid and support to students in postsecondary education through the Federal Family Loan Program, has awarded $5.2 million in grants to 42 educational institutions and nonprofits around the country. The grant funding is intended to help first-generation college students, students from low-income families, and students who are underrepresented in higher education pay for a college education. The 2007 recipients are listed below:
District of Columbia: Council for Opportunity in Education/Pell Institute; National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
Florida: University of Central Florida, Orlando
Georgia: Middle Georgia Center for Academic Excellence, Macon.
Illinois: Family Centered Educational Agency, Inc., South Holland.
Michigan: Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo.
Nebraska: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln.
New Mexico: New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.
Ohio: Claymont City Schools, Uhrichsville; Cleveland Scholarship Programs, Inc., Cleveland; Edison State Community College, Piqua; National College Access Network, Cleveland; Ohio College Access Network, Columbus; Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, Columbus; Southern State Community College, Hillsboro; Stark Education Partnership, Inc., Canton; Ursuline College, Pepper Pike; Wilmington College, Wilmington.
Texas: College Forward, Austin; Northeast Lakeview College, San Antonio; Sam Houston State University, Huntsville; Schreiner University, Kerrville; South Texas College, McAllen; Southern Methodist University, Dallas; Southwest Key Programs, Austin; St. Edward’s University, Austin; Texas A&M University Agricultural Experiment Station, Edinburg; Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, Dallas; Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville; Texas Association of Developing Colleges, Dallas; Texas State Technical College, Harlingen; Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth; University of North Texas, Denton; University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth; University of Texas-Austin, Austin; University of Texas-Dallas, Dallas; University of Texas-El Paso, El Paso; University of Texas/Ray Marshall Center, Austin; University of Texas-San Antonio, San Antonio; University of Texas System, Austin; Vernon College, Vernon; Victoria College, Victoria.
The Washington-based National Governors Association's Center for Best Practices announced that Arkansas, Delaware, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Oklahoma will each receive $10,000 in grants to assist with establishing a variety of learning programs. The grants will fund the Expanded Learning Opportunities curriculum, a NGA Center program for improving after-school care, summer learning, and extended day care programs. The grants will also help promote efforts to improve high school graduation rates and participation in postsecondary education.