FSU Panama City receives federal grant to support local student success


BAY COUNTY Fla. (WMBB) – FSU Panama City has a new way of welcoming more students.

FSU Panama City received funding from the Federal Talent Search Grant to sponsor various projects and programs for low-income and first-generation students in the region. The total they received is $ 1.3 million.

The funding will directly support the success of Title One students here locally, who attend high schools in Bay, Rutherford, Franklin and Holmes County.

FSU PC Director of Enrollment and Student Success, David Henry said, “What we were going to try to do is prepare students with the tools they need to be successful when they start doing their research. he university, the idea here is to influence the selection process of students to help them better position themselves, to pursue higher education after graduating from high school.

Funding will go directly to academic support, mentoring and after-school tutoring, as well as ACT and SAT preparation, as well as on-campus and off-campus events to promote higher education.

Henry said, “So what it looks like, these are camps at least once a semester in the fall and spring, they will be a campus event here for students and families. these will be opportunities for us to go to schools. we will also have fun events, we will have events that will go to Tallahassee and they can spend time in Tallahassee there, as well as a weeklong summer camp that we will also offer to students.

Additionally, the Talent Search Grant will sponsor mentoring, tutoring and scholarship opportunities during and after school.

Events and programs funded by this grant are expected to begin soon.

For more information on eligibility, you can visit the PC FSU Web page.