An Alabama community college is offering students – including high school students taking dual-enrolled classes – up to $ 1,500 through its stimulus funds.
Calhoun Community College in Decatur has announced that it will distribute some $ 7.8 million to students taking classes this fall semester. The money comes from the Federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, which is part of the US bailout adopted in March.
More than 8,000 Calhoun students could qualify.
“We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all in one way or another. The purpose of this stimulus grant is to ensure that teaching and learning continues during the pandemic, ”Calhoun Interim President Dr Jimmy Hodges said. “We know that there have been difficulties and that some students may have suspended their studies. We hope this stimulus grant will help them get back on track.
Students enrolled and attending classes for the fall semester 2021 who qualify under the federal program are eligible. Payments will vary from $ 750 for eligible students who register and attend classes to $ 1,500 for certain students who have a 2021-2022 FASFA on file. The money can be used for education-related expenses or emergency costs related to COVID, including school fees, food, shelter, health care or child care.
Students do not need to contact the school to apply for a scholarship, but they will need to respond to the official email they receive from Calhoun.