Lone Star College awarded $750,000 federal grant

Lone Star College has been awarded a $750,000 grant through the Department of Education. (Danica Smithwick/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lone Star College has been awarded a $750,000 grant through the Department of Education. (Danica Smithwick/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lone Star College has been awarded a $750,000 grant through the Department of Education. (Danica Smithwick/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lone Star College has been awarded a $750,000 federal grant for the purpose of expanding its capacity to serve low-income students.

According to a press release from the office of U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the grant provides funds to improve and strengthen academic quality, institutional management and fiscal stability.


"It is crucial that Texas students are provided with the resources necessary to succeed as the school year starts back up,” Cornyn said in the press release. “I’ll continue to do everything in my power to ensure Lone Star College can offer the best possible education for its students.”

LSC Executive Director Elizabeth Thompson said the grant will be used by LSC-CyFair and LSC-University Park for the development and improvement of academic programs to provide low-income students with the resources necessary to move them into core courses and program completion, including remedial education and math instruction.

The grant funding comes through the Department of Education. The grant funding is anticipated to be sustained for five years.
By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.


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