South Carolina Institutions Awarded More Than $800,000 in Grants for Low-Income Students Impacted by Hurricane Florence

South Carolina Institutions Awarded More Than $800,000 in Grants for Low-Income Students Impacted by Hurricane Florence

October 2, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today more than $800,000 in supplemental funding for financially needy students in South Carolina impacted by Hurricane Florence. Additionally, almost $2 million was provided for similar relief to students in North Carolina, totaling more than $2.8 million for the two states.

"Our hearts go out to the thousands of students in North Carolina whose lives were impacted by Hurricane Florence," said Secretary DeVos. "The Department will continue to do all that it can to assist students, faculty and institutions in the Carolinas as they work to recover from this disaster."

The money is being made available through the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program. Each year, the Department awards supplemental funding for the program from amounts returned unused by other institutions participating in FSEOG.

This year's supplemental funds are being targeted at 38 institutions located in counties in North and South Carolina designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for individual or public assistance as a result of Hurricane Florence.

While institutions have flexibility in administering the funds, they are required to award program aid first to students with exceptional financial need with priority going to students receiving Pell Grants.

Following is a list of the grants in South Carolina.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)

State

County

Recipient

Award

SC

Charleston

Charleston Southern University

$1,234

SC

Charleston

College of Charleston

$140,505

SC

Charleston

International Diving Institute LLC

$1,342

SC

Charleston

Keiser Career Institute

$8,321

SC

Charleston

Medical University of South Carolina

$3,605

SC

Charleston

The Citadel

$36,232

SC

Charleston

Trident Technical College

$92,607

SC

Chesterfield

Northeastern Technical College

$32,590

SC

Horry

Horry Georgetown Commission for Technical Education

$214,536

SC

Orangeburg

Barber Tech Academy LLC

$2,274

SC

Orangeburg

Claflin College

$85,423

SC

Orangeburg

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

$95,075

SC

Orangeburg

South Carolina State University

$97,861

SC

Williamsburg

Williamsburg Technical College (Inc)

$20,523

 

 

 

$832,128