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August 27, 2012
Round Rock, TX — TG will award $5.7 million in competitive grants to 29 institutions and nonprofit organizations to advance college access and completion, and help support educational research.
"TG's Public Benefit Grant Program is an investment in educators, practitioners, and thought partners who share our mission and commitment to improving access to and persistence and success in higher education for all students," said Sue McMillin, TG President and CEO.
Grant funding was particularly targeted to help, either directly or indirectly, students from low- to moderate-income families. TG's grants will help fund need-based grants to students; student mentoring and internships; pre-college outreach to students and families; academic support and instruction; student retention; student transfer guidance and support; and education research.
"This year was especially competitive, with nearly 340 initial applicants submitting a Letter of Inquiry earlier this year," said Jacob Fraire, TG vice president for student and institutional success.
"By helping these programs succeed, we strive to make a measurable difference for the students and communities served by them, and a positive impact for Texas and the nation," said McMillin.
Please visit TG's Public Benefit Grant Program online for a complete list of this year's grant recipients. TG's Public Benefit Grant Program is administered based solely on merit and need, and without regard to the business of TG or any form of quid pro quo consideration.
TG is a public, nonprofit corporation that promotes educational success to help millions of students and families realize their college and career dreams. TG provides critical support to schools, students, and borrowers at every stage of the federal student aid process — from providing information on how to pay for a higher education including financial aid options, to facilitating successful loan repayment after graduation.