The grants will help students who have left school to complete their studies | State News
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) – Students in Mississippi who left college at least two years ago without a degree can apply for a grant to help them return to and complete school.
The WK Kellogg Foundation recently awarded $ 1.3 million to higher education institutions in Mississippi to fund the Mississippi Complete 2 Compete Tuition Assistance Grants through 2023.
The Complete 2 Compete program offers one-on-one support to adult learners who have earned college credit, but not a degree, and works with them to complete their education.
Eligible returning students may receive a grant of $ 1,000 which may be renewed each semester. The award helps pay for all the courses needed to graduate and can help pay off past debt.
Funds can be used at any public university or community college in Mississippi. A total of 2,400 students have graduated since the program began in 2017.
According to a press release from the Mississippi Community College Board, more than 200,000 alumni qualify for the Complete 2 Compete program in the state.
Since May, the Complete 2 Compete program has contacted alumni through postcards as well as internet and social media announcements. More than 2,700 alumni applications were processed over the summer, of which 620 returned to enroll in one of Mississippi’s 15 community colleges, 8 universities and the medical center.
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