RUTLAND The Community College of Vermont (CCV) has received a $50,000 grant for the expansion of its Introduction to College Studies program, which creates a pathway to college for high school students. Introduction to College Studies is a tuition-free course designed for high school juniors and seniors, which covers a variety of college-related topics, including the application process, test-taking and study skills, and financial aid resources. Students who successfully complete the course become eligible to apply for vouchers for two additional tuition-free college courses at any of the Vermont State Colleges or the University of Vermont. The grant from the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation will support increased ICS course offerings at CCV statewide, and it will also provide transportation funds to the program from the first time. The 13-week Introduction to College Studies course is offered every fall and spring at all twelve CCV locations throughout the state. Each year, over 800 high school students complete the ICS course. For more information on ICS, visit the Colleges website at www.ccv.edu or call the local CCV office.