This federally funded program (Perkins V) provides assistance for the following:

  • individuals with disabilities
  • individuals from disadvantaged families
  • single parents
  • single pregnant women
  • displaced homemakers
  • individuals with other barriers to education including those with limited English proficiency
  • students who are in programs that are non-traditional for their gender Nontraditional program participation
  • students who are homeless
  • students who are in the foster care system or have aged out of the foster care system
  • students having a parent who is a member of the armed forces and on active duty

Program Requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a technical program (not included-Associate of Arts or Associate of Science)
  • Meet Federal income guidelines
  • Attend mandatory orientations
  • Documented 2.5 GPA (current and cumulative)
  • Attend one workshop each semester

Books, child care, and transportation assistance may be provided to qualified students.
Students who are interested must complete a Special Populations Application, meet eligibility qualifications, and maintain specific academic standards. (NOTE: Students with higher education degrees completed will not be eligible for grant funding.) This program is administered by the Special Populations Coordinator’s Office located in Building M500 on the Main Campus. Please contact the Special Populations Coordinator for more information.

Lara Stephenson

Assistant Director, Counseling & Student Life Services/Special Populations Coordinator

(803) 778-6672, ext. 272


Funded by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V).