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Perkins - Special Populations

The Perkins V/Special Populations program offers assistance to qualified career and technical education students. Services offered include tutoring, transportation reimbursement, books and supplies. In order to qualify for the program, you must receive a PELL Grant, be a career and technical education major and have completed 12 semester hours with a grade point average of 2.0 or better. Selections are based on need. More information is available by contacting the Perkins Director at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1267.

Among career and technical students participating in the Perkins/Special Populations Program are those who…

  • Need to upgrade skills in reading, math, and writing
  • Have difficulty in a class
  • Receive some form of financial assistance
  • Learn in a non-traditional way
  • Are physically challenged
  • Are out-of-workforce individuals
  • Are displaced homemakers
  • Are single parents
  • Are homeless
  • Have aged out of foster care
  • Have a parent who is active military


The Perkins/Special Populations Program provides services to students that include:

  • Peer and group tutoring
  • Academic and career guidance and counseling
  • Assistance with payment of certain lab fees, books and supplies
  • Career planning
  • Special instructional materials
  • Note-taking

Some limited services available only for specific programs:

  • Transportation monies


Assistance and more information is available from:

Director of Perkins and CTE
Phone Extension: 1267
Building: Learning Resource Center
Office: 132
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