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TWU awarded First Generation College Student Program grant

7/8/05


DENTON – Texas Woman’s University has been awarded $50,000 from the First Generation College Student (FGCS) Grant Program, allowing TWU to continue providing assistance to first-generation college students for the 2005-2006 academic year.

“Beginning with the initial grant in spring 2004, TWU has offered scholarships to nearly 100 first-generation college students,” said Dr. Richard Nicholas, TWU vice president for student life. “These scholarship participants also conduct workshops in area high schools for potential first-generation college students and their parents. The program is able to support current first-generation university students, as well as assist future first-generation students in high school in their pursuit of higher education.”

Established in 2003, the FGCS program is a result of funding from the U.S. Department of Labor to the Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The program’s goal is to increase the participation and success of first-generation college students
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