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24 05, 2017

Greater Texas Foundation Renews The GTF Scholars Program

By | May 24th, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

GTF partners with eight universities across the state to provide a scholarship program for graduates of Texas Early College High Schools BRYAN, TEXAS: Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) announces eight new grants totaling $6,993,322 over eight years to expand its successful GTF Scholars program, a scholarship and retention program for graduates of Texas Early College High [...]

18 05, 2017

Grant Announcement: Increasing Student Success in Entry-Level College Mathematics

By | May 18th, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation announces a grant in the amount of $250,000 to The University of Texas at Austin Charles A. Dana Center in support of their project: Increasing Student Success in Entry-Level College Mathematics. The low success rate of students beginning their postsecondary studies in developmental and gateway mathematics courses is of significant concern. Although [...]

12 05, 2017

Grant Announcement: Rural Student College Access Project

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|Tags: |0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation announces a three-month planning grant in the amount of $49,136 to the Texas A&M Foundation to support the Rural Student College Access Project. Texas has the largest population of rural K-12 students in the country. Of Texas’s 900,000 rural public school students, approximately 40 percent grow up in poverty, which is known [...]

12 05, 2017

Grant Announcement: Rural Digital Early College High School Initiative

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation announces a grant in the amount of $207,120 to The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) in support of its project: Rural Digital Early College High School Initiative (RDESCHSI). The rural West Texas region currently has the lowest high school graduation rate in the state and low rates of college [...]

21 04, 2017

GTF Policy Brief: Rural Students

By | April 21st, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom, Policy Briefs|Tags: , |0 Comments

Texas’s rural students come from diverse backgrounds and face unique barriers to postsecondary success. For example, rural students often face challenges in broadband access, geographic location (e.g. transportation issues), and teacher retention. With more than 900,000 rural students in Texas, improving the postsecondary outcomes for this population is central to GTF’s strategy. For Texas to [...]

20 03, 2017

Altarum Institute Research Shows Impact Of Improved Equity On Long Term Growth of Texas Economy

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: Features, Home, Newsroom|0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation awarded funding to Altarum Institute to support research on how inequities in education impact Texas’s economy and to highlight programs for expanding opportunity and equity in the state. Altarum’s research focused on race, income and economic growth. The report noted that people of color in Texas, on average, are currently behind their white [...]

23 02, 2017

Greater Texas Foundation Funds Community College Research Center Project

By | February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation awarded funding to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University, to support research on ways to improve postsecondary success for Texas transfer students. In the report to GTF, CCRC recommended ways state policy could help to improve outcomes for students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution from [...]

15 12, 2016

Grant Announcement: Sealing the Pipeline

By | December 15th, 2016|Categories: Features, Newsroom|Tags: |Comments Off on Grant Announcement: Sealing the Pipeline

GTF announces a grant in the amount of $156,790.92 to Texas State University-San Marcos Research Foundation in support of their project: Sealing the Pipeline: The Impact of Developmental Integrated Reading & Writing (IRW) Instruction on Education Outcomes for Students Enrolled in Texas Community Colleges. Almost half of all higher education enrollment in the state of [...]

4 11, 2016

Grant Announcement: GTF Accelerated ECHS Student Scholarship

By | November 4th, 2016|Categories: Features, Newsroom|Comments Off on Grant Announcement: GTF Accelerated ECHS Student Scholarship

GTF announces a grant in the amount of $390,00 over four years to the University of Texas at El Paso to support their work in helping Early College High School (ECHS) graduates complete a baccalaureate degree. Brief Project Description: Greater Texas Foundation Accelerated ECHS Student Scholarship Edwin Ramírez-Homs and Beatriz Rodriguez, both Accelerated ECHS [...]

11 10, 2016

Grant Announcement: Texas Tribune, Inc.

By | October 11th, 2016|Categories: Features, Newsroom|Tags: , |Comments Off on Grant Announcement: Texas Tribune, Inc.

GTF announces a grant to the Texas Tribune to support their work in education data applications. Brief Project Description: The Texas Tribune, texastribune.org, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — on public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. By providing a steady stream of fair, thorough and [...]