Greenville Technical College’s TRIO Student Support Services program will receive a $2.3 million grant over the next five years from the U.S. Department of Education.
Established at GTC in 1975, the program assists students with disabilities as well as those whose parents did not earn a college degree. It also serves students from low-income families.
“We are so pleased to once again receive funding for this critical program,” said Alecia Watt, GTC’s director of educational opportunity programs. “Student Support Services helps us level the playing field, giving promising students resources that make all the difference in their ability to thrive in college and finish.”
GTC’s Student Support Services program includes academic advising, cultural activities, financial literacy education, tours of four-year colleges, grant aid, mentoring, workshops, transfer assistance and tutoring.