Galveston College in Galveston, TexasGalveston College recently reported to Galveston Daily News that the trustees of the Moody Foundation awarded $3 million to the Galveston College Foundation Universal Access program.

The program is designed to raise the education level of Galveston’s local workers and reduce poverty for Galveston families. The Universal Access program is unique – the only one of it’s kind in the nation that is created and supported by the local community. It is designed to secure a tuition award to every eligible student living in the Galveston College district.

Galveston Texas - Entrance to Galveston CollegeThe tuition award allows eligible students to attend Galveston College, and pursue an associate degree, a technology certificate, or earn credits for transfer to universities.

Since making this promise in 2001, Galveston College has educated over 1500 students using Universal Access funds. The Moody Foundation grant will assist in securing tuition awards for the fund which is managed by the Galveston College Foundation.