U.S. Department of Education grants $2 million for migrant students

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MCALLEN, Texas – The U.S. Department of Education is granting migrant students nearly $2 million for higher education.

In partnership with South Texas College, the High School Equivalency Program Grant will help 500 migrants and seasonal farm workers and their family obtain an industry recognized credential or degree. The funding will cover tuition, staff, and provide transportation money for students to attend school.

Dr. Virginia Champion, STC Director of Grant Development, “This is a program that is very vital for the migrant community because getting a GED, if they don’t already have a high school diploma, is the first step to getting a better paying job and breaking the cycle for many of these families of poverty.”

The grant will assist migrant students for the next five years.

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