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. Each student is assigned a TRIO advisor to help expand their strengths and aid with any challenges.
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, bachelor's degree, and
- Be a first-generation student (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree), be financially disadvantaged, or have a physical or learning disability
- Have a need for academic support
- Intend on graduating from LCSC
Funding: The grant is 100% federally funded from the US Department of Education at $358,422 annually.
TRIO Talent Search
Talent Search is a federally funded program serving 592 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 $303,643 annually.