22
June
2020
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08:49 PM
America/Chicago

STC receives funds for returning students

The Rio South Texas Education and Community Development Foundation, Destination Graduation Program will present South Texas College with a check in the amount of $25,000 at a special ceremony June 25.

The check presentation is scheduled for 11 a.m. at STC’s Technology Campus Building E lobby located at 3700 W Military Hwy in McAllen.

This award will provide financial assistance for up to 50 students who have earned a significant number of semester credit hours, but have stopped attending prior to graduating with their Certificate, Associate’s or Bachelor’s degrees. The funding period is from June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021.

This award aligns with Strategic Goal #4, Foster Student Success, by providing students with accessible pathways and effective support structures that promote persistence, educational attainment, academic achievement, as well as personal and professional growth.

“We aim to provide scholarships to reengage adult students who have earned a significant number of semester credit hours, but have stopped attending prior to graduating with their Certificate, Associate’s or Bachelor’s degrees,” said STC Interim Dean of Enrollment Services Miguel Carranza. “Financial assistance in the form of scholarships plays a critical role in encouraging adult students to re-enroll and ultimately provides them with the confidence to finish what they started.”

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What: Check presentation by the Rio South Texas Education and Community Development Foundation, Destination Graduation Program to South Texas College

When: June 25 at 11 a.m.

Where: STC’s Technology Campus Building E lobby located at 3700 W Military Hwy in McAllen.

Why: Financial assistance for up to 50 students who have earned a significant number of semester credit hours, but have stopped attending prior to graduating with their Certificate, Associate’s or Bachelor’s degrees.