April is TRiO Awareness Month
April is TRiO Awareness Month.
Throughout the month of April, interesting tidbits of information about TRiO will be posted around campus.
Find out how TRiO helps SLU fulfill its mission and helps students achieve their potential.
Kandace Patterson, SLU TRIO Talent Search alumnae, majoring in philosophy and religious studies at the University of Missouri, studied abroad in India.
LaKiesha Kurtz: 2009 SLU TRIO Student Support Services alumnae, majored in mechanical engineering with minors in engineering mathematics and theology. Currently she is a fight test engineer at Boeing.
Visit the Student Educational Services website to learn more about what TRiO can do for you.
Were you a first-generation college student? A surprising number of faculty, staff and administrators at SLU were the first in their family to earn a college degree. If you fit that description, contact the TRiO programs at SLU to learn how you can help students like you succeed.
TRiO is a set of federally-funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree. Over 850,000 low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities -- from sixth grade through college graduation -- are served by more than 2,800 programs nationally.
TRiO programs provide academic tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring, financial guidance, and other supports necessary for educational access and retention. TRiO programs provide direct support services for students and relevant training for directors and staff.
TRiO is an important part of SLU's mission of creating educational opportunities. SLU currently hosts three TRiO Programs: Educational Talent Search, Student Support Services, and McNair Scholars; serving 800 students and their families and touching countless lives.