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Information on what is TRiO/SSS and how to apply

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    TRiO/SSS @ WCCCD TRiO/SSS @ WCCCD Presentation Transcript

    • Our nation has asserted a commitment to providing educational opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstance. In support of this commitment, Congress established a series of programs to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in America's economic and social life. These Programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are referred to as the TRiO Programs.
    • Famous TRiO Achievers This could be YOU Jose M. Hernandez - NASA Research Engineer Franklin Chang-Diaz First Hispanic Astronaut Angela Bassett Actress Dr. Bertice Berry Sociologist, Author, Lecturer, Educator Bernard Harris Oprah Winfrey talk show host, author and journalist Judge Raul Vasquez John Quinones correspondent for ABC news, "Prime Time Live" Viola Davis Actress
    • Do You Know
    • is Educational Opportunity for Low-Income and Disabled Americans.
    • The program provides opportunities for academic and personal development.
    • and promotes as well as encourages retention through to graduation.
    • While student financial aid programs help students overcome financial barriers to higher education, TRiO programs help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education.
    • is comprised of seven federally funded programs designed to provide supportive services
    • UPWARD BOUND (UB) Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 TALENT SEARCH (TS) Higher Education Act of 1965 STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES (SSS) Higher Education Amendments of 1968 VETERANS UPWARD BOUND (VUB) Second Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1975 EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CENTERS (EOC) Education Amendments of 1972 RONALD E. MCNAIR POST-BACCALAUREATE ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM Higher Education Amendments of 1986 UPWARD BOUND MATH/SCIENCE (UBM/S) Added to Upward Bound in 1990 through statutory authority
    • Amendment to SSS program permits use of program funds to provide direct financial assistance to Federal Pell grant recipients
    • How Many Programs are in Michigan
    • There are currently 60 TRiO Programs in Michigan serving over 14,500 students.
        • 2 Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC)
      5 McNair Post-Baccalaureate Programs 22 Student Support Service Programs (SSS)
        • 7 Educational Talent Search Programs (ETS)
        • 24 Upward Bound Programs
        • (UB, including 2 Math/Science & 1 Veterans)
      • Adrian College
      • Alpena Community College
      • Aquinas College
      • Bay de Noc Community College
      • Bay Mills Community College
      • Central Michigan University
      • Cranbrook Kingswood Schools
      • Eastern Michigan University
      • Finlandia University
      • Glen Oaks Community College
      • Gogebic Community College
      • Grand Rapids Community College
      • Grand Valley State University
      • Hope College
      • Kellogg Community College
      • Lake Michigan Community College
      • Lake Superior State University
      • Lansing Community College
      • Madonna University
      • Marygrove College
      • Michigan State University
      • Mott Community College
      • Northern Michigan University
      • Northwestern Michigan College
      • Oakland University
      • Siena Heights University
      • Southwestern Michigan College
      • Wayne County Community College
      • Wayne State University
      • Wayne Westland Community Schools
      • Western Michigan University
      Michigan Colleges & Universities that host TRiO Programs
    • Did You Know
    • Is offer at WCCCD
    • To Qualify for SSS is easier than you think!
    • Low-income and/or first generation college students
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident  
        • Students with a disability can qualify
    • Interested in transferring to a four-year institution      
    • WCCCD Additional Requirements
    • Should have academic need and a GPA of 2.0 or higher 
    • Have not earned an Associate Degree or higher and have earn less than 30 credits
        • See the a transfer coordinator at least two times a semester.
        • Have progress reports completed twice each semester
        • Participate in at least three program activities each semester
        • Speak with the transfer coordinator before adding/dropping any classes or changing class schedule.
    • Notify staff of changes in contact information
    • Currently enrolled at WCCCD taking at least 6 credit hours
    • Do you know
      • provides
    • Career Advising Help with deciding on a major Researching occupations Tips on completing job applications Resume writing & interviewing tips
    • Academic Advising Degree planning Transfer issues Study tips/suggestions Registration Awareness of deadlines Mathematics, Reading, and Study Skills assessments Tutoring in the Learning Center
    • Financial Aid Assistance Assists students with the financial aid process Researching scholarships Help with scholarship applications
    • Transfer assistant Transfer Day Program Visits from various 4-year college representatives College tours Assistance with completing admissions and financial aid applications
        • Social & cultural activities
      Program participants have an opportunity to attend concerts, dance performances, musicals and other cultural events.
        • Success Workshops
        • Attend workshops we offer, because they genuinely help!
      Study Skills Enhancement Time Management
        • Test Taking
      Enhance leadership skills
    • The Transfer Program Offers a Number of Advantages to Students. It can reduce stress associated with the transfer process. It helps students make informed decisions about course selection, university requirements, and graduation It can enhance your leadership skills
    • What is a completed Application
    • A completed application submitted 200 – 300 word essay explaining why you would like to be a part of TRiO 2 letters of recommendation ( one must be from a WCCCD faculty/staff member Progress reports from each of your instructors A plan of work with expected graduation date
    • What’s next
    • Trio staff meet to review applicants
    • A transfer coordinator staff will contact you
    • Make appointment to meet with transfer coordinator for final enrollment paperwork
    • If you survive the paperwork you’re in!
    • " Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. Malcolm X
    • "Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.“ John F. Kennedy
    • “ It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” Albert Einstein
    • Student Leadership Conference Northern Michigan University