Oct. 7, 2003 – Monroe College, located in New Rochelle, New York, just north of New York City, announced in a release that the school has increased funding for its U.S.V.I. Educational Opportunity Grant program to $600,000, a sign of the school's increasing desire to enroll the territory's qualified students.
Marc Jerome, vice president of Monroe's business and technology college, stated in the school's release that funding for this program has grown substantially from its starting place of $150,000 several years ago,"Reflecting Monroe's commitment to the best students that the U.S.V.I. has to offer."
The college, which also has a campus in the Bronx, offers accelerated associate and bachelor degree programs in a variety of subjects ranging from business, health and computer technology, to criminology, hospitality and the culinary arts. That students may obtain degrees in an abbreviated time-frame may account for the attractiveness of the school to students from the V.I.
Educational Opportunity Grants are federal grants given by participating schools to qualified students who demonstrate financial need. These grants range from $100 to $4,000 per year and do not need to be payed back, according to the EOG Web page.
Jerome and the school's Director of Admissions, Rhoda Kaufman, will be visiting St. Thomas and St. Croix later this week and early next week to make presentations on the college's associate degree programs to interested students and their parents.
A general information session and reception is scheduled for St. Thomas at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, at the Holiday Inn on Veteran's Drive; on St. Croix the session will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Buccaneer Hotel.
Those interested in attending either presentation may make reservations by calling the school at 914-632-5400, ext. 802.
Editor's Note: Monroe College's U.S.V.I. EOG is privately funded by the college and is not affiliated with the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant.
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