Eastern Gateway, Kent State Get Grant Funds

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education awarded Student Support Service grants totaling more than $802,000 to Eastern Gateway Community College and Kent State University.  

Eastern Gateway received $274,586 and Kent State received $527,601, according to an announcemnt Friday from the office of U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan. 

Student Support Services is one of eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to move from middle-school through college graduation. 

“Through these grants, both Eastern Gateway Community College and Kent State University will be able to provide necessary services and support to ensure that students can attend and graduate from these schools no matter their financial situation,” said Ryan, D-13 Ohio. “We need to continue removing the barriers to a college education for everyone who wants to get one.”

The awards represent a portion of more than $313 million awarded for Student Support Services programs across the country. The grants aid students of limited English proficiency and students from groups historically underrepresented in postsecondary education, students with disabilities, homeless students and those in foster care. 

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.