FY2016-FY2017 WORK-STUDY STUDENT MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
NOTICE OF INTENT DEADLINE: August 7, 2015
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 21, 2015
To meet the state's 60x30TX plan goals and targets, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) is providing an opportunity to Texas institutions of higher education that provide mentoring or tutoring services to high school and college students. The 84th Texas Legislature appropriated $5 million for the biennium to support the Work-Study Student Mentorship Program, first implemented in fall 2007.
Data tracked by College Readiness and Success staff at the THECB show that providing grants to student mentors and tutors increases the number of students who pursue and persist in higher education. The funds not only increase graduation rates for students being mentored or tutored, but also increase graduation rates for student mentors.
The deadline for submitting the Notice of Intent (NOI) is August 7. The deadline for submitting completed applications is August 21. Applications will not be considered without a NOI.
Visit the FY2016-FY2017 Work-Study Student Mentorship Request for Applications (RFA) or the Research and Project Grants section of the Coordinating Board's website for more information.