JCC Celebrates Federal Student Support Funding

Published: July 20, 2015

The grant helps low-income, first-generation, or disabled students.

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Johnston Community College a new five-year Student Support Services (TRIO) grant to help low-income, first-generation, or disabled students.

Beginning Sept. 1, JCC will receive $231,103 each year for five consecutive years and over 5 years, more than $1 million will help TRIO students graduate from JCC and transfer to a four-year college.

TRIO serves to motivate and help students accomplish academic and personal success by offering comprehensive individual support. The program provides success coaching and has a nationally certified tutoring program. TRIO offers study skills seminars, financial literacy, and college transfer assistance to eligible students. Initially funded in 2001, TRIO currently serves approximately 160 students.

Dr. Carrol Warren, director of the program, shared her excitement about the funding. "The TRIO staff and I are delighted to have another opportunity to serve students, and we look forward to seeing the TRIO students reach extraordinary achievements at JCC," she said.