EUGENE, Ore.– Lane Community College has received an 18-month, $125,000 grant to make it easier for students to apply for admission, and to increase outreach to high school students.
The grant was awarded through the GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) program administered by Oregon State University and funded by the U.S. Department of Education to help more high school students pursue higher education.
LCC Associate Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Mindie Dieu will lead the grant program at Lane.
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Lane Community College educates over 25,000 students annually at six locations across Lane County and online. Students and alumni from all 50 states and 79 countries create more than an $850 million dollar impact on the local economy, helping to support more than 13,000 local jobs. Lane provides affordable, quality, professional technical and college transfer programs; business development and employee training; academic, language and life skills development; and lifelong personal development and enrichment courses.