U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced today that Morehead State University was awarded a $449,511 grant for the Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) Program. The EOC Program is designed to provide information on financial and academic assistance to low-income students who wish to enroll in a postsecondary education program.
“Encouraging our young people to perform to their best of their academic abilities, and providing them with the proper resources for such performance, is critical to sustaining and improving our communities,” stated Rogers. “In these challenging economic times, students need every opportunity we can provide them with to give them a solid foundation for the future. By offering vital information on financial aid and academic assistance we are breaking down walls and making higher education an obtainable goal for our children.”
The EOC Program is for low-income, potential first-generation college students who are at least 19 years of age. The EOC Program services include; public information campaigns designed to inform the community regarding opportunities for postsecondary education, academic advice for students, assistance in completing college admission and financial aid applications, assistance in preparing for college entrance exams, guidance on secondary school reentry or GED programs, personal counseling, tutorial services, career workshops, mentoring programs and programs for students with limited English proficiency.
Rogers currently serves as a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee. Through this role, Rogers supports important initiatives in the Fifth Congressional District.