One local school has brought back a program to allow their students to reach their goals.
Richland Community College's Student Support Services Trio Program aims to assist students of all ages in going from Richland to a 4-year school upon their graduation from RCC. Students involved in the program must be first generational students, or students who's parents do not have a 4-year college degree, they must meet a low income requirement, or they must be disabled. Meredeth Johnson-Palmer with Richland Community College says the program tries to provided students support to graduate and move on to a 4-year university.
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Along with the academic assistance the program can provide, Debbie Hayes with the Trio Program at Richland says they can also assist students who are making a career adjustment. She says given the state of the economy, there are some students are trying to transition from one career to another, and Trio can help them do that.
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The Trio Program is funded through a federal grant which provides students with items such as laptops and calculators, items they may not other be able to afford. Because the program is federally funded, the students must fill out an application to show they meet the guidelines.
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Applications are available year round, and are available by calling Richland Community College at 875-7211 Ext. 440. Or you can stop in at the campus offices in Room C.