Odessa College Texas Reskilling Grant


Texas has more money than ever for students with some college courses, but no degree. Now is the time for you to come back to Odessa College and finish your degree in a high wage, high demand field. Complete the application below to determine if you qualify for the Odessa College Reskilling Grant.

Student applications will be reviewed weekly. Please double check to make sure the email and mailing address is correct. Only submit 1 application per student.

Click HERE to apply!

Priority will be given to students who are pursuing degrees/certificates in high-growth and high-demand job areas as well as undergraduate students who are near the end of their degree plan. Students can use the grant for workforce training or for a college certificate or degree.


Eligible Workforce Training Programs:
•Electrical Lineman
        •Law Enforcement Training Academy
        •Construction Management
        •Professional Driver Training
        •Professional Office Skills
        •HVAC-R Program
        •Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
        •Dental Assisting
        •Medical Assistant
        •Clinical Medical Laboratory Assistant
        •Patient Care Technician
        •Pharmacy Technician
        •Phlebotomy Technician
        Eligible College Certificate and Degree Programs:
•ExxonMobil BAAS Leadership and Management Entrepreneurship Degree Program
                   •Automation BAAS Degree Program
                   •ExxonMobil BAAS Leadership and Management Occupational Health and Safety Management Degree                     Program
                   •Automotive Technology
                   •Diesel Technology
                   •Teaching EC-6th
                   •Instrumentation & Electronics Technology
                   •Bookkeeping, Level 1 Certificate
                   •Office Administration Assistant, Level 1 Certificate
                   •Computer User Specialist
                   •Business Leadership
                   •Business Administration
                   •Occupational Safety and Environmental Technology
                   •Criminal Justice
                   •Surgical Technology

Texas Reskilling and Upskilling for Education (TRUE) Institutional Capacity Grant

The TRUE Grant Program is part of the $94.6 million fund established to accelerate the number of high value credential opportunities offered to students in the state of Texas. The program targets students in Odessa College's automation and construction management programs and is designed to assist with economic recovery due to the COVID-19 pandemic and help create a future competitive workforce in Texas.

Students who enroll full- or part-time in Odessa College’s Automation Level 1 Certificate or Construction Management Level 1 Certificate may be eligible for up to $2,500 in tuition assistance and/or up to $500 for additional cost of attendance including textbooks and supplies.

To be eligible, students must:

  • be a Texas resident;
  • complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for Student Financial Aid (TASFA) (eligible students are not required to qualify for federal or state aid);
  • enroll full or part-time in the Automation or Construction Management certificate program;
  • have a valid Social Security Number;
  • register with Selective Service (if the student is male); and
  • complete application for the Texas Reskilling and Upskilling for Education (TRUE) Grant aid.

BEGIN or CONTINUE your short-term workforce credential program in the growing occupational fields of Automation and Construction Management today! Complete the application to determine if you qualify for the TRUE Grant Program.

Are you a NEW Odessa College student interested in learning more? Please contact recruitment@odessa.edu.

Are you a CURRENT Odessa College student interested in learning more? Please contact advising@odessa.edu.


If you qualify, a representative from the college will contact you to discuss registering for one of the programs. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact advising@odessa.edu.