CTE Division
    Coastal Bend College 
    3800 Charco Rd. 
    Elam Building

    Belinda Garza
    Administrative Assistant, CTE
    (361) 354-2276

    CTE Recruitment & Retention Specialist

    Jarod Bleibdrey
    Dean of CTE
    (361) 354-2339



    Apply Here!

    Applications are currently closed. Spring 2023 applications should open around November or December. This page will be updated with an application link once they are open.

    Carl D. Perkins Scholarship 

    Qualified Career and Technical Education (CTE) students are eligible to receive funds for support services under public law 101-392. Allocations will be determined by the number of participants and the availability of funds. 

    To qualify, a student must have a 2.5 or higher GPA, must be enrolled in CTE courses for the semester in which they receive assistance, and must have a declared CTE major in Cougar Den by the application deadline. 

    For the purposes of this scholarship, pre-requisites for Allied Health Programs, and Core Curriculum Courses (CBC General Education Requirements) are not considered CTE courses despite their presence on a given degree plan. 

    You must also belong to one or more of the below special populations to qualify for assistance: 

    Individuals with disabilities 

    Students must provide an up-to-date memo or accommodation letter issued by the CBC Office of Accessibility Services  

    Individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including low-income youth* and adults;  

    Financial Aid for the current semester must be on-file by application deadline  

    Departmental, foundation, or other academic scholarships are not considered as proof of financial need  

    Individuals preparing for non-traditional fields;  

    Single parents, including single pregnant women;  

    Out-of-workforce individuals;  

    English learners; 

    Homeless individuals described in section 725 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C 11434a);  

    Youth* who are in, or have aged out of, the foster care system; and  

    Youth* with a parent who is  

    a member of the armed forces (as such term is defined in section 101(a)(4) of title 10, United States Code);   

    and is on active duty (as such term is defined in section 101(d)(1) of such title).   

    *“Youth” as it is used in Special Populations items 2, 8, and 9 refers to individuals of age 17-24  

    Application Process 

    To apply for assistance, please complete the online application and provide copies of any supporting documentation. All supporting documentation must be uploaded by the stated application deadline to be considered. 

    Career Technical Programs @ CBC   

    Automotive Technology  

    Business Management 

    Business Technology: Business Office Systems & Support 

    Civil & Architectural Engineering 

    Computer Information Technology  


    Dental Hygiene  

    Early Development & Education  

    Forensic Science 

    Health Information Management  

    Law Enforcement  

    Nursing (CNA, LVN & RN) 

    Oil & Gas Technology  

    Radiologic Technology 

    Welding Technology