Subject: Education, Higher Education, Education Access, Race/Ethnicity, Disadvantaged Youth
Deadline: Nov. 12, 2014
Note: These grants are only available for programs located in Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio or Wisconsin.
"At-risk students who fall even moderately short of academic benchmarks in eighth grade are unlikely to catch up and become college ready in high school. Only one in five places into college-level English upon graduating high school, and just one in 10 places into college-level math. The rest—a sizable majority—place into remedial courses, and face bleak odds of ever completing college.
Our College Ready grant tackles this sobering reality head on by funding established programs equipped to help at-risk high school students improve math and English achievement, so they arrive on campus ready to succeed in college-level courses. The time, attention, tutoring, and skill-building activities these programs provide, through qualified educators and trained tutors, translate into brighter futures for students in college and beyond."
Funder: Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation
Eligibility: "The grant will fund established programs serving high school students in Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, or Wisconsin. The grant is open to nonprofit institutions of higher education that are eligible for Title IV aid, college foundations, and 501(c)(3) community-based organizations (CBOs)."
Amount: Up to $600,000.