Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)
05/21/21 5:00 PM
Grants of up to $60,000 to Maryland colleges and universities to increase graduation rates. Funding is intended to support programs that target students who have dropped out or fallen short of their academic credit requirements. Grants are available to allow institutions to identify, contact, re-enroll, and graduate "near-completer students." These are students who have earned 75% or more credits toward an associate or bachelor’s degree; or may have enough credits for an associate or bachelor’s degree, but have stopped-out or dropped-out for 12 consecutive months or longer without obtaining a degree.
Institutions are encouraged to specifically target near-completers who may be able to complete within the institution’s reported six-year graduation rate (i.e. initial enrollment in 2014-2015 academic year). Institutions may also include near-completers from earlier initial enrollment years, as long as the “six-year graduation cohort” is not excluded from the outreach and recruitment efforts.
Near-completer students may be identified as degree-eligible or degree-potential, defined as follows:
Proposals must address the overarching grant program goals by including three or more of the following objectives:
For details about fundable activities, see: https://mhec.maryland.gov/institutions_training/Documents/grants/OSA-FY2021-RFP.pdf#page=8
GrantWatch ID#: 143691
Up to $60,000 may be requested per institution
Grant Period: June 18, 2021 through August 26, 2022
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit applications to:
Beneé Edwards, DBA
Office of Outreach and Grants Management
Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 North Liberty Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
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