TRIO program receives 5 year funding

Not only has the Student Support Services program been funded by the United States Department of Education, but it has received funding for the next five years.

“This is the first time Student Support Services has received funding for five years,” said Mattie Williams, director.

The TRIO program is designed to assist elegible college students in the transition from secondary education to post-secondary education, Williams said.

The programmatic objectives of Student Support Services are to retain and graduate. The program, better known as Project Rescue at Grambling State University, has been in operation for over 20 years.

“The program has the same objective for all five years, which is to serve the 244 particiants,” said Williams.

The program is located on the first floor of Brown Hall, the staff of the Student Support Services want to encourage all students to stop by and speak with a counselor.

The program provides services such as mentoring, career counseloring and academic support — tutoring and academic enhancement seminars — cultural enrichment activities and financial support in the form of grant aid.