Grants Awarded to Support College-Going and College Readiness
Friday, November 1, 2013
Twelve Graduation Matters communities will be receiving $50,000 in grants from the Graduation Matters Montana Student Assistance Foundation College Readiness Fund. Communities will receive grants ranging from $2,000 to $5,000.
This strategic investment of funding is expected to bring in more than $3.9 million dollars in federal grant funding for Montana students and families for college. It is exciting to see Graduation Matters communities setting high goals to reach out to and engage students and families as they prepare for life after high school.
Schools are setting their sights on increasing the number of students in their schools who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by participating in programs such as College Goal Montana. The majority of grantee schools will also participate in College Application Week this November, an effort to increase the number of Montana students who apply for college.
Other activities that will be supported by the grant include: promotion of dual credit courses, providing college and career exploration and mentoring opportunities for middle school and high school students, and outreach to families to increase awareness of financial aid and college and certificate options.
Congratulations to these 12 communities!
Communities Receiving Awards from the Graduation Matters Montana Student Assistance Foundation College Readiness Fund: Anaconda, Bozeman, Browning, Columbia Falls, Eureka, Great Falls, Hardin, Hot Springs, Libby, Livingston, Missoula and Thompson Falls.
Denise Juneau, Superintendent of Public Instruction