Generation Texas is a statewide, grassroots movement promoting a culture of college and career readiness leading to the most successful generation ever. All over Texas, students are finding their voices, setting strong goals, and fueling the movement called Generation Texas. Through both inspiration and information, Generation Texas connects students to each other and clarifies the steps they need to take on the path to college and career education, from taking the right classes and tests, to applying to colleges, to finding the money to pay for school. For more information, visit www.GenTX.org.
The Generation Texas campaign is spearheaded in the region by the South Plains Closing the Gaps P-20 Council, a coalition of higher education institutions, Region 17 Education Service Center school districts, businesses, and community organizations. Through a grant received from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the P-20 Council partnered with the College of Education at Texas Tech University to develop the South Plains Generation Texas (GenTX) initiative. South Plains GenTX is serving as a hub for community coordination of resources to prepare west Texas students for college and careers as well as provide a focused marketing effort and curriculum of in-school messaging to inspire and ignite a shared commitment to producing the most successful generation of students ever. The P-20 Council is utilizing college students to deliver the GenTX message. The team of students, known as GenTXperts, have coordinated many upcoming events to promote GenTX awareness.
Generation TX provides inspiration to students to pursue higher education Pursuing higher education can be a daunting task for some high school students. That's where the Generation Texas campaign figures in teaching the necessary steps to follow and encouraging peer networking.
She would be the first-generation college student in her entire family.
She had finally convinced her single father, a native of Mexico, she could venture from home in Dallas to attend Texas Tech and eventually pursue a law degree, but she had no idea how she would get there.
The South Plains Closing the Gaps P-20 Council is offering scholarships for first time college freshman residing within Region 17.
Fifty scholarships in the amount of $1000 each are available to entering freshman at any institution. Texas Tech University and South Plains College will match the scholarship for a total of $2000 if the recipient attends their institution. The South Plains GenTX scholarship is a need-based scholarship available to any first time college freshman in the region. The application may be downloaded atwww.SouthPlainsGenTX.org. Janie Landin Ramirez, Executive Director of the South Plains Closing the Gaps P-20 Council said, “This is a great opportunity for students in the area to finance their college education. The P-20 Council is able to provide these scholarships through a grant received from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.” Students must submit completed application and required materials by April 1, 2012 to scholarship@SouthPlainsGenTX.org or mail to South Plains Closing the Gaps P-20 Council, PO Box 41071 Lubbock, TX, 79409. Recipients will be recognized at the GenTX College Signing Day on May 4, 2012 at the Lubbock City Bank Coliseum.
Education Receives Grant to Increase College Readiness
The grant will fund outreach activities to promote a college-going culture in the region. The College of Education Project FUTURE program, which serves sixth through 12th-grade students, will provide opportunities to learn about college and to consider careers as educators....
College of Education receives grant to increase college readiness among students Texas Tech’s College of Education, in collaboration with the South Plains Closing the Gaps P-20 Council, was awarded a $200,000 grant recently from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
College of Education receives grant for outreach program among students
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board awarded the Texas Tech College of Education a $200,000 grant for a student outreach program.
The College of Education will use the grant to fund outreach programs available to students from grades six through 12. The grant is also providing $50,000 for scholarships to first-year college students.