Lone Star College-CyFair Receives Federal Grant Money Focused on Improving Student Success

Lone Star College - CyFair's fountain wind turbines in Cypress, Texas. (LSC courtesy photo)
Lone Star College - CyFair's fountain wind turbines in Cypress, Texas. (LSC courtesy photo)

CYPRESS — Lone Star College-CyFair recently received a total of $1,485,992 in federal funding earmarked for development and improvement of academic programs for low-income students.


Funded through the U.S. Department of Education, the Strengthening Institutions Program (Title III) grant money is anticipated to be sustained for five years.

“The SIP grant will help support the success of students who need help in core subject areas,” said LSC-CyFair President Seelpa Keshvala. “These funds will be used to ensure they have access to everything needed to meet their academic goals.”


LSC-CyFair’s focus will be to increase corequisite Developmental Education Math enrollment by 6%, student persistence by 4%, and increase completion by 2.5%. The goal is to provide low-income students with the resources necessary to move them into core courses.​

Helping more than 23,000 students reach their academic and career goals, Lone Star College-CyFair is the 5th comprehensive college in the Lone Star College System, located at 9191 Barker Cypress Road just three miles south of U.S. Highway 290. Start close and go far at LSC-CyFair as well as at LSC-Cypress Center, located at 19710 Clay Road and LSC-Westway Park Technology Center, located at 5060 Westway Park Boulevard. For more information about LSC-CyFair and its programs, call 281.290.3200 or visit LoneStar.edu/cyfair.


Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 93,000+ students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion. LSC consists of seven colleges, 10 centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

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