The U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday that Bishop State Community College was awarded the highly competitive $1.3 million TRiO Student Support Services Grant for fiscal year 2021.
“We are delighted to receive this highly competitive grant. The services provided by this multi-year Student Support Services grant will provide vital resources to support our student retention and graduation initiative, but most importantly these new resources will help our students succeed,” said Bishop State President Dr. Reggie Sykes.
Student Support Services (SSS) is one of eight federal TRiO programs authorized by the Higher Education Act to help college students succeed in higher education.
The SSS grant helps provide students from disadvantaged backgrounds with opportunities for academic development and assistance with basic academic requirements.
SSS helps students who have limited income and are first-generation students or students with disabilities. The grant will provide comprehensive services including academic advising, financial aid advising, career and college mentoring, and assistance with academic tutoring.