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NHC and, San Jacinto College each receive $190,000 grant

Rep. Gene Green is pleased to announce the U.S. Department of Education has selected North Harris Community College and San Jacinto College North to each receive a $190,000 grant under the Talent Search Program, a program that provides grants to institutions of higher education for projects offering support services to low income, first generation or disabled college students.

The Talent Search Program also provides opportunities for academic advancement, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students to successfully complete post-secondary education.

“Low-income students and first generation college students are more at risk of not graduating from institutions of higher education,” Green said.
“This initiative is geared toward helping educationally disadvantaged students succeed in college by increasing college retention and facilitating the process of transition from one level of higher education to the next.”

Dr. Charles Grant, President of San Jacinto College North, said upon hearing about he award, “We are pleased to add Talent Search to the other TRIO grants that we have, Upward Bound and Student Support Services.

Talent Search will enable us to assist 650 low-income, first-generation adolescents and young adults to complete their high school education and enter post-secondary education.”