ROUND ROCK - Beginning April 17, qualified students may begin applying for TG’s Charley Wootan Grant Program, which provides one-year grants of up to $4,000. TG will award $5 million in need-based grants to eligible Texas students attending or planning to attend 2-year technical or community colleges, 4-year colleges and universities, or those enrolled in teacher certification programs.
The grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, and the funds must be used to pay for postsecondary education.
“TG is pleased to provide this funding to help lessen some of the college cost burden, and ultimately help students succeed with their college and career goals,” said TG President and CEO Sue McMillin.
Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to qualify. Questions about the program can be directed to the TG Charley Wootan Grant Program manager by email at Wootan@Scholarshipamerica.org, or by phone at (800) 537-4180.
Since 2000, TG has distributed more than $26 million through the program, named in honor of the late Dr. Charley V. Wootan, a former chairman of TG’s Board of Directors.
There is no correlation or connection between TG’s selection of recipients for grant awards and an institution’s or individual’s business relationship or potential business relationship with TG. Participation in TG’s Charley Wootan Grant Program does not require, impose, or permit any quid pro quo condition in any respect of any grant under the program.
TG promotes educational access and success so that students can realize their college and career dreams. As a public, nonprofit corporation, TG offers resources to help students and families plan and prepare for college, learn the basics of money management, and repay their federal student loans. Additional information about TG can be found online at www.tgslc.org.