Virginia Student Grants

July 5, 2006

Governor Tim Kaine is urging Virginia students to apply for new federal grants worth between $750 and $4,000.

The new grants give students incentives to take more challenging
courses in high school. It also pushes students to pursue college
majors in high demand areas such as science, math, technology,
engineering and critical foreign languages.

The new grants are called Academic Competitiveness and National
Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent grants.

Kaine says the grants help inspire academic excellence and make
careers in science and math more attractive.

Students must check their eligibility in order to apply for
financial aid.

Specific requirements to qualify for the grants are located at studentaid.ed.gov.


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