TRIO Student Support Services
TRIO Student Support Services helps to retain and graduate first-generation, low-income students, and individuals with disabilities. Academic support is offered through individual and group sessions with professional staff members as well as in a learning lab environment staffed by peer tutors/mentors. Academic support classes are offered in study skills, math, science, leadership, and basic computer skills. The learning lab provides peer tutors/mentors, math and science professionals, and computer/internet access.
Interested students are encouraged to contact the program early in their academic careers to see if they qualify for services. To qualify a student must:
- Be a US citizen or permanent resident
- Attend on a full-time basis, seeking a four-year degree, and
- Be a first-generation student (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree) or be financially disadvantaged, or have a physical or learning disability
- Have a need for academic support
Funding: The grant is 100% federally funded from the US Department of Education at $325,654 annually.
TRIO Talent Search
Talent Search is a federally funded program serving approximately 600 students in Lapwai, Kooskia, Kamiah, Orofino and Timberline, in grades 6-12, focusing on those whose families are on a limited income and whose parents did not earn a bachelor’s degree. The program targets students who have the desire and the potential to seek post high school education, which includes two, and four-year colleges and technical schools.
Talent Search assists students to gain a better understanding of their educational opportunities and options; therefore, all students are encouraged to apply. Talent Search provides services such as:
- Study skills
- Career development activities
- Time management skills
- Organizational skills
- Goal setting
- Academic advice
- Scholarship searches
- Campus visits
- ACT/SAT preparation
- Assistance with financial aid, scholarship and admission application processes
- Information on colleges, vocational schools and technical schools
Funding: The grant is 100% federally funded from the US Department of Education at $230,000 annually.