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Coordinating Board awards TWU largest work-study mentorship
grant in the state
DENTON — The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
(THECB) has awarded Texas Woman’s University a $175,000
grant for its G-Force student-mentorship program, which is
designed to increase enrollment among first-generation college
students in Texas. This is the second consecutive year that
TWU’s G-Force program has received the most funding
of any university in the state.
These grant funds
will go directly to TWU students in the form of wages earned
for working in the TWU Go Centers.
G-Force program has been a great success in reaching more
than 6,600 students with the message that college is accessible
for all,” TWU Chancellor Ann Stuart said. “I am
pleased that the THECB has recognized the achievements of
our G-Force program and is rewarding TWU students with these
mentor high school students, participate in college enrollment
workshops and staff TWU-sponsored Go Centers in area high
schools. A Go Center is a physical space where students can
find admission and financial aid application assistance and
other information that encourages them to attend college.
is the largest in the state with 70 student members.
is an amazing organization and grants like this are what help
keep its members active by helping us with our tuition, books
and expenses,” said Cristal Retana, a TWU senior, chemistry/biology
major and G-Force president. “The funds help us remove
some of our financial road blocks in order to pursue our goals
as TWU students and G-Force mentors.”
TWU currently operates
12 Go Centers in four North Texas counties. The new TWU Mobile
Go Center, funded by the College for Texans Foundation, also
travels to area schools and community events for college-readiness
As part of the
state’s Work-Study Student Mentorship Program, funded
in 2007 for the biennium, the THECB is allocating funds to
institutions of higher education with existing G-Force programs
based on the number of student mentors in the program.
on TWU’s G-Force and Go Centers is available at www.twu.edu/o-sl/intercultural/GoCenter.html.
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