Purpose: To further South Texas College’s mission to foster greater student success and retention. The President created the “Making A Difference In Student Success And Retention” grant program to enable faculty and staff to develop pilot programs designed to improve student success and retention of STC students. The President has designated a total of $45,000 to be utilized in the internal grant program.
Eligibility of Applicant: All STC faculty and staff members are eligible to submit a proposal. Individuals or teams may apply, but at least one applicant must be a full-time employee of the college.
Project Criteria: The project must be an innovative approach towards the improvement of student success and retention. Projects that are included in existing budgets and that duplicate services, activities, or efforts currently in place do not qualify for these funds. Proposals will be limited to a maximum of three pages.
Final reports: Upon completion of the project, a report must be submitted to Grant Development, Accountability, and Management Services attention Luzelma G. Canales (Pecan Campus Room X113). The report should consist of a brief summary (1-2 pages) of the project; the impact on student success and retention; and the results of the evaluation plan. The report will be due 90 days after completion of the project or no more than one year following award of the project.
Submission: The proposal can be delivered to Grant Development, Accountability, and Management Services attention Luzelma G. Canales (Pecan Campus Room X113). An electronic notice will be sent to the applicant acknowledging receipt of proposal. Every effort will be made to notify the applicant of award within 30 days of submitting the proposal.
Review of Proposals: A Review Committee will be appointed to review all proposals and recommend grant funding. The Review Committee will consist of one representative from each of the four Instructional Divisions, one representative from Student Services and Development, one representative from Finance and Administrative Services, one representative from Information and Technology Services and Luzelma Canales, Director of Grant Development, Accountability and Management Services.