Perkins Grant Funding

Perkins Nursing

You may qualify for Perkins funding!

Perkins grants* expand opportunities for students to explore, choose, and follow career and technical education programs and career pathways to earn valuable credentials. San Jacinto College allocates money annually to help students in special circumstances complete their technical education program.   

​* Signed into law on July 31, 2018, the  Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) is a bipartisan measure that reauthorized the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 and continued Congress’ commitment in providing nearly $1.3 billion annually for career and technical education programs.

 

Applications for Summer 2022 are now being accepted!
 

Do I qualify?

These programs were created to target those students that fall into the unique or special circumstances outlined on the application. You may be eligible for Perkins funds if you fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including low-income youth and adults. One or more of the following guidelines are used to determine whether an individual is economically disadvantaged:
    • annual income at or below the federal poverty line
    • eligibility for Aid to Families with Dependent Children or other public assistance programs (includes WIC program participants)
    • receipt of a Pell Grant or comparable state program of need-based financial assistance
    • participation or eligible for JTPA programs included under Title II
    • eligible for benefits under the Food Stamp Act of 1977 or the Health and Humans Services (HHS) Poverty Guidelines
  • Individuals preparing for occupation in nontraditional fields
  • Single parents, including single pregnant women
  • Out-of-workforce individuals
  • Homeless individuals
  • Youth who are in, or have aged out of, the foster care system
  • Youth with a parent who is a member of the armed forces and is on active duty
  • Individuals with other barriers to educational achievement, including individuals with limited English proficiency

Students with Unique or Special Circumstances

See specific program information below for additional requirements.

Available Grant Programs

If eligible, you could have some or all your childcare expenses reimbursed via a Perkins grant at San Jac. Some requirements include: 

Perkins Childcare
  • You must be enrolled in a career and technical education major (AAS or certificate) or prerequisite program.
  • Have a GPA of 2.00 or greater in previous coursework.
  • Your child must be enrolled in a licensed childcare facility at the time of application.
  • Funds may be used at any daycare facility that will accept our reimbursement. We will work with you and your daycare facility to determine invoicing and payment.
  • Child care is only for days and times you are attending classes at San Jac.
  • Award is subject to funding availability.

If you are interested in taking advantage of the program, please fill out the online application and submit it as soon as possible. You are required to attach a copy of your class schedule with your application. A new application is required every semester for funding consideration.

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If eligible, you could have some or all your internship/clinical transportation and parking expenses reimbursed via the Perkins grant at San Jac. Some requirements include: 

  • You must be in a career and technical education major (AAS or Certificate) and currently enrolled in clinical or internship course.
  • Have a GPA of 2.00 or greater in previous coursework.
  • Reimbursement amounts vary depending on location and associated mileage.
  • You will travel to your internship or clinical site throughout the semester. Upon completion, you may be reimbursed for associated mileage and parking expenses.
  • Mileage is calculated and reimbursed from the San Jac campus you are enrolled in to your clinical or internship site (roundtrip).
  • Award is subject to funding availability.

If you are interested in taking advantage of the program, please fill out the application linked below. You are required to upload a Google Map from your campus (North, Central, or South) to your clinical/internship site and a copy of your class schedule with your application.

IF POSSIBLE, PLEASE SUBMIT AN APPLICATION AS SOON AS YOU KNOW YOUR CLINICAL OR INTERNSHIP ASSIGNMENT.  FUNDING CANNOT BE GUARANTEED AT THE END OF THE SEMESTER OR GRANT CYCLE.

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This program was established to ease the financial burden for those students admitted to or enrolled in allied health and nursing programs that have specific admission requirements. If eligible, you may be reimbursed for clinical health expenses via the Perkins grant at San Jac. This includes, but is not limited to any immunizations, physical exams, CPR certification, background checks, and/or drug screenings required by your program.

Clinical Vaccinations

Some requirements include: 

  • You must be enrolled in or admitted to a nursing or allied health program (AAS or certificate).
  • Have a GPA of 2.00 or greater in previous coursework.
  • Reimbursement is for eligible expenses within the grant year (September 1-August 31).
  • The amount of individual funding will be assessed based on reimbursement categories requested.
  • Award is subject to funding availability.

If you are interested in taking advantage of the program, please fill out the application linked below as soon as possible. You must also upload a copy of your class schedule or program admission with your application.

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Once we receive your application, we will verify your program enrollment and issue your award if eligible.  

This program was established to ease the financial burden associated with the program licensure exam and exam review session fees.

Some requirements include: 

  • You must be enrolled in the program or have graduated from the appropriate program (during the current grant year) for the exam for which you are requesting funding.
  • You must be eligible for the exam or exam review.
  • Have a GPA of 2.00 or greater in previous coursework.
  • Award is subject to funding availability.
2021-2022 licensure exams/exam reviews available for funding:
  • Respiratory Care — Kettering CRT/RRT Exam Review Seminar
  • Child Development — Paraprofessional Exam
  • Child Development — National Council Associate certificate application fee
  • Pharmacy Technology — Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Practice Exam
  • Health Information Management — RHIT Certification Exam Voucher
  • Health Information Management — CTR Certification Exam Voucher
  • Computer Information Technology — CompTia-Student Exam Voucher for A+ certification
  • Computer Information Technology — CompTia-Student Exam Voucher for Network+ certification
  • Computer Information Technology — CompTia-Student Exam Voucher for Security+ certification
  • HVAC — ESCO EPA exam fees
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography — ARDMS Registry Examination — Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation

If you are interested in taking advantage of the program, please fill out the application linked below as soon as possible. 

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Once we receive your application, we will verify your program enrollment and issue your award information if eligible.  

This program was established to ease the financial burden associated with supplies needed for our cosmetology programs.

Some requirements include: 

  • You must be enrolled in or approved for admission to San Jacinto College.
  • You must be enrolled in a course in the appropriate program at San Jacinto College South Campus at the time of application.
  • You must be a full-time or night-time student.
  • You must have a GPA of 2.85 or greater in previous coursework.
  • You must not be suspended from school for any reason, academic or otherwise.
  • Award is subject to funding availability.

2021–2022 scholarship kits available:

  • Cosmetology
  • Esthetics

If you are interested in taking advantage of the program, please fill out the application linked below as soon as possible. 

Apply Here

Once we receive your application, we will verify your GPA and program enrollment. 

This program was established to ease the financial burden for those students seeking a degree or certificate in Audio Engineering. 

If eligible, you may be reimbursed:

  • Up to $150 for supplies associated with the MUSC 1323 course
  • Up to $200 for supplies associated with MUSC 1331, 2101, 2355, or 2247 courses

Some requirements include:

  • Be currently enrolled and pursuing a degree or certificate in the Audio Engineering program.
  • Be enrolled in a course in the appropriate course (MUSC 1323, 1331, 2101, 2235, 2247) at the time of application.
  • Have a GPA of 2.00 or greater in previous coursework.
  • Not be suspended from school for any reason, academic or otherwise.

If you are interested in taking advantage of the program, please fill out the application linked below as soon as possible. 

Apply Here

Once we receive your application, we will verify your GPA and course enrollment.