Texas college students face grant deadline

– Texas A&M University-Commerce is reminding students that just a handful of days remain to apply for the Final Stretch Grant Program for summer 2011.

This is a statewide program and awards will be available on a first come, first serve basis. The one time, up to $2,000 award, will be provided for the summer semester only.

To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident, a Texas resident, you are to have received a federal Pell Grant in the 2010 - 2011 year, be classified as a junior or senior (must have completed at least 60 college credit hours), and enrolled full-time in a public or private community college or university.

Priority consideration will be given to students pursuing degrees in STEM (Physical Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) majors.

The deadline is April 30. You can learn more at