Texas Woman’s University students who are single mothers will have increased access to technology thanks to an $81,400 grant from TG, a nonprofit student loan guarantor based in Round Rock.
The funds will be used to create the TWU Single Parent Resources, Information, Networking and Technology (SPRINT) program starting at the university this fall.
The program will provide laptop computers and childcare stipends for the 2009-2010 school year to 20 TWU students who are single mothers. Participants also will receive specialized services including career development, leadership training and networking opportunities to help them be successful in their academic careers.
“TWU has a long history of supporting the specific needs of students who are single parents,” said Dr. Monica Mendez-Grant, TWU associate vice president of student life. “These funds will be instrumental in helping these students have increased access to technology and other support services to help them better balance school with their other responsibilities.”
For more information on the TWU SPRINT program, call Pauline Williamson at 940-898-3676.
TWU was one of 55 nonprofit organizations selected for funding through TG’s Public Benefit Grant Program, a philanthropic initiative of the company. Overall, TG awarded more than $6.2 million for projects in 2009-10.
“This grant award to TWU reflects our continued commitment to support programs that improve access to higher education, particularly for low-income students,” said Sue McMillin, TG president and CEO. “By supporting the TWU SPRINT program, we believe we are making a difference that not only impacts the students served, but also our communities and our nation as a whole.”
TG is a public, nonprofit corporation that helps create access to higher education for millions of families and students through its role as an administrator of the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP). More information about TG is available at www.tgslc.org.