Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) has awarded $43,163 in its 10th round of COVID-19 Response Grants to eight organizations in Michigan. These grants help Michigan high schools, Local College Access Networks, community-based nonprofit organizations, and higher education institutions support emergent postsecondary projects and programs in their communities. Thus far, MCAN has awarded 76 COVID-19 Response Grants totaling $419,755.
During this round of grant distribution, Mid has received $5,000 to offer an event called “Senior Focus Day” for 500 high school seniors during the 2020-21 academic year. The event is targeted toward low-income, rural, and first-generation college going students. This on-campus visit experience will include information about program pathways, degree options, and financial aid. In addition, students attending will receive assistance completing the state TIP (Tuition Incentive Program) application.
This is the second COVID-19 Response grant awarded to Mid by MCAN.
“We’re grateful to have received this much needed funding from MCAN, and we’re excited to offer this event to the high school seniors in our area,” said Karry Kiste-Toner, Assistant Vice President of Student Services at Mid.“We are eager to inspire, support, and assist these students as they embark on their final year of high school.”