Gov. Nixon Grants $9 Million to "Innovation Campuses"

5 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, August 01 2012 Aug 1, 2012 Wednesday, August 01, 2012 12:36:00 PM CDT August 01, 2012 in News
By: Meenakshi Dalal
loading

JEFFERSON CITY -  Governor Jay Nixon announced Wednesday morning almost $9 million in grants to create "innovation campuses" throughout the state.  An innovation campus offers training in high-demand fields for students still in high school by pairing them with a local business and advisers.  If students start the process in high school, they will be able to reduce the time needed to complete their degrees and the overall cost of their education.

Lincoln University, along with eight other universities in the state, received approximately $1 million to help create the innovative campus in Mid-Missouri.  This initiative creates more opportunities for students in mid-Missouri high schools to take dual-credit courses at Lincoln University and Linn State Technical College.  The program is working specifically with Jefferson City High School, Helias High School and Fatima High School. Students in other area high schools can apply.

Director of the Division of Continuing Education Kathy Pabst and extended studies for Lincoln University, said students will train in IT jobs and computer science.  These fields are in high-demand in mid-Missouri. Pabst said it's not required for students to stay in the Jefferson City area, but program organizers hope they do to help the area's economy. 

People who meet the low to moderate income status are encouraged to apply.  51 percent of the innovative campus scholars must have low to moderate income status. The program will be open to scholars in high school, community and technical colleges, and those who have completed some form of higher education.

A high school student must have junior or senior standing with at least a 3.0 GPA and a recommendation from the school principal or counselor.

A community college or technical college student must have completed an associate degree and completed a minimum of 36 hours with a C or better.

Higher education students must have nine hours of computer science course work completed with a C or better.

Organizers don't yet know how many of each type of student will be accepted into the program.  Pabst anticipates students will be able to take part in the program as early as spring of 2013.  She said the innovation campuses need to be advertised, something she and her colleagues plan to discuss this Wednesday afternoon.

Other innovation campuses that received $1 million in grant funding are in Greene County, St. Louis, St. Charles County, St. Joseph, Joplin and Cape Girardeau. Johnson County received $996,975 and the Missouri Enterprise in Rolla got $945,000.

 

More News

Grid
List
FULTON - A judge sentenced a man convicted of a dozen sex crimes, some involving children, to sixty years in... More >>
45 minutes ago Tuesday, July 17 2018 Jul 17, 2018 Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:05:00 AM CDT July 17, 2018 in News
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the... More >>
4 hours ago Tuesday, July 17 2018 Jul 17, 2018 Tuesday, July 17, 2018 4:30:00 AM CDT July 17, 2018 in News
WASHINGTON (AP) - A 29-year-old gun-rights activist served as a covert Russian agent while living in Washington, gathering intelligence on... More >>
4 hours ago Tuesday, July 17 2018 Jul 17, 2018 Tuesday, July 17, 2018 4:14:00 AM CDT July 17, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA – City council approved two public hearings in August to discuss possible increases to the property tax and sewer... More >>
13 hours ago Monday, July 16 2018 Jul 16, 2018 Monday, July 16, 2018 7:46:00 PM CDT July 16, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Former Gov. Eric Greitens' campaign spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on legal fees in his... More >>
13 hours ago Monday, July 16 2018 Jul 16, 2018 Monday, July 16, 2018 7:03:27 PM CDT July 16, 2018 in News
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to rename the Columbia post office located on Walnut... More >>
13 hours ago Monday, July 16 2018 Jul 16, 2018 Monday, July 16, 2018 6:51:00 PM CDT July 16, 2018 in News
CALLAWAY COUNTY - Family, friends and law enforcement continue to search Little Dixie Lake Conservation Area for Jerry Kinman. ... More >>
14 hours ago Monday, July 16 2018 Jul 16, 2018 Monday, July 16, 2018 6:00:00 PM CDT July 16, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri's U.S. senators are standing by the intelligence community's conclusion that the Russians interfered in the... More >>
15 hours ago Monday, July 16 2018 Jul 16, 2018 Monday, July 16, 2018 5:10:30 PM CDT July 16, 2018 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A man who was fatally shot after wounding three Kansas City police officers during a gunfight... More >>
17 hours ago Monday, July 16 2018 Jul 16, 2018 Monday, July 16, 2018 3:30:00 PM CDT July 16, 2018 in News
KANSAS CITY - A group responsible for ballot petition advocating major reform in Jefferson City said they are almost positive... More >>
17 hours ago Monday, July 16 2018 Jul 16, 2018 Monday, July 16, 2018 3:19:00 PM CDT July 16, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A dialogue that began in October 2017 among the East Campus community could finally have an answer Monday.... More >>
18 hours ago Monday, July 16 2018 Jul 16, 2018 Monday, July 16, 2018 2:10:00 PM CDT July 16, 2018 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Bidders have spent nearly $80,000 for baseball memorabilia a former Kansas City Royals second baseman put... More >>
18 hours ago Monday, July 16 2018 Jul 16, 2018 Monday, July 16, 2018 1:51:00 PM CDT July 16, 2018 in News
(CNN Money) -- Adidas is racing to make its products more sustainable. The global sportswear maker said Monday that... More >>
19 hours ago Monday, July 16 2018 Jul 16, 2018 Monday, July 16, 2018 1:18:32 PM CDT July 16, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US... More >>
19 hours ago Monday, July 16 2018 Jul 16, 2018 Monday, July 16, 2018 1:05:00 PM CDT July 16, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- US President Donald Trump said Monday he holds both the United States and Russia responsible for the breakdown... More >>
21 hours ago Monday, July 16 2018 Jul 16, 2018 Monday, July 16, 2018 11:08:00 AM CDT July 16, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Work to remove several large pin oaks from Mizzou's Francis Quadrangle began Monday after a recent study showed... More >>
22 hours ago Monday, July 16 2018 Jul 16, 2018 Monday, July 16, 2018 10:17:00 AM CDT July 16, 2018 in News
BEIJING (AP) — China announced it filed a World Trade Organization challenge Monday to President Donald Trump's latest tariff threat,... More >>
22 hours ago Monday, July 16 2018 Jul 16, 2018 Monday, July 16, 2018 9:52:57 AM CDT July 16, 2018 in News
HELSINKI (AP) — President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin opened their long-awaited summit Monday with a wink and slouch,... More >>
23 hours ago Monday, July 16 2018 Jul 16, 2018 Monday, July 16, 2018 9:37:00 AM CDT July 16, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 76°
9am 79°
10am 82°
11am 85°
12pm 87°