CLEVELAND, May 24, 2019: A
state grant awarded to
Cuyahoga Community College
(Tri-C®) will help students from the
foster care system pursue their dreams of higher education.
The Short-Term Certificate Foster Youth Grant provides
funding to help students from foster care earn credentials and
certificates that will help them achieve academic and career
goals. The Ohio Department of Higher Education announced the
grant award today.
Tri-C is among 16 community colleges and three universities in
Ohio receiving funding for the program. The state divided
$385,000 equally among the institutions.
The grant dollars will provide financial support for eligible
students to allow them to complete a short-term certificate
program. The programs are designed to take less than one year,
but can provide the skills and knowledge to help students get a
jump on a successful future.
Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner
said supporting foster youth and families is a priority of
Governor Mike DeWine’s administration.
“I’m pleased that we are able to provide some additional support
to help our higher education partners assist students who have
been in foster care programs,” Gardner said. “These grants can
make a difference in the lives of students who deserve our best
The announcement of the grant coincides with National Foster