WKU receives $236K grant to assist low-income students

For 10 counties

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 18, 2016) — Western Kentucky University has received a $236,900 competitive grant to continue providing college admission and financial aid counseling to low-income students in several Kentucky counties, Sen. Mitch McConnell announced on Wednesday. Funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Educational Opportunity Centers TRIO grant program.

Funding, which is for Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson and Warren counties, will allow WKU to “provide 1,000 nontraditional adults academic help for returning to the workforce each year,” said Charlene Manco, director of WKU’s Educational Opportunity Centers TRIO Projects.

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