ERIC Number: ED484057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Reference Count: 0
First Generation College Student Initiatives: A Report on the Initial Phase of the First Generation College Student Grants Program, Fiscal Year 2004.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
In May 2002, Governor Rick Perry announced plans for several higher education initiatives, including the recruitment, preparation, enrollment, and retention of first generation college students. First generation college students are students who would be the first in their families to complete higher education through two- and four-year postsecondary institutions. During 2003, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and the Coordinating Board (THECB) worked together to develop and implement plans to address the First Generation Initiatives set forth by the Governor's office. The joint plans include complementary and supportive structures necessary for first generation, low-income students to succeed in high school and college. The joint plans also include collaboration between institutions of higher education, public school districts, and local Workforce Development Boards, to maximize student success. Appended are: (1) 2003-2004 First Generation Grant College Student Grant Program Awards; and (2) College for Texans Campaign Activities by ESC Region. [Report produced by the Division of Participation and Success.]
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Postsecondary Education, First Generation College Students, Grants, Disadvantaged Youth, High School Students, Scholarships, State Aid, Partnerships in Education
Division of Participation and Success, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711. Tel: 512-427-6224; Fax: 512-427-6522; Web site: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.