BGSU receives grant to help students from foster care realize higher education dreams
Bowling Green State University is one of three state universities to be awarded grant funding designed to help students from the foster care system pursue their dreams of higher education.
The Short-Term Certificate Foster Youth Grant equally divides a statewide total of $385,000 among three universities and 16 community colleges in Ohio in short-term certificate funding to help students from foster care earn credentials and certificates that will help them achieve their academic and career goals.
"My vision for all young Ohioans is the same as I have for my own children and grandchildren – that they have the opportunity to live up to their potential and achieve their dreams," Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said. "This grant will help foster youth have the opportunity to earn the certificates and credentials required by many in-demand jobs. I thank Chancellor (Randy) Gardner for making this funding available and for his assistance in helping students reach their goals."
BGSU will receive $20,263. In addition to helping students obtain the credentials needed for jobs, this investment also supports partnerships between regional businesses and BGSU to further regional career pathways.