Attracting Latinos, TVCC eyes federal grant

Treasure Valley Community College. (The Enterprise/File)

ONTARIO – The number of Latino students at Treasure Valley Community College could potentially bring the school roughly $1 million in additional funding over the course of five years. 

The college’s current student body is 29% Latino. The number means the college qualifies for a grant awarded to schools that meet the federal government’s definition of a Hispanic-serving institution. The school will apply for the grant next year.

It’s a big deal, said TVCC President Dana Young. 

Only one other college in Oregon, Chemeketa Community College, currently receives such a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. 

It’s the first time in TVCC’s history that the school has met the eligibility requirements for the federal grant, which requires that . . .