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Eastern Gateway receives $272K grant from Department of Education

“These federal funds will give students the tools they need to plan for their futures and pursue all the opportunities that come from higher education,” U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said.
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YOUNGSTOWN — Eastern Gateway Community College was awarded a $272,634 grant by the Department of Education as part of the Educational Opportunity Centers program.

The Department of Education awarded grants to four Ohio educational institutions and organizations as part of the program, which provides counseling, support services and information on college admissions and postsecondary education options to improve students’ financial and economic literacy on specific financial aid options.

“All Ohio students should have the opportunity to succeed in higher education and research,” U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said in a news release. “These federal funds will give students the tools they need to plan for their futures and pursue all the opportunities that come from higher education.”

The other three institutions in Ohio that received grants are:

  • Educational Partners Inc., Dayton, $750,750;
  • Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, $446,708;
  • Cuyahoga Community College District, Cleveland, $394,205.
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