Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded TRiO grant program. Other TRiO programs that you may have heard of include Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Sciences, Veterans Upward Bound, Talent Search, Educational Opportunity Centers, and the Ronald E.McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program. These programs were established to assist students overcome class, social, academic, and cultural barriers to higher education. Each serves a slightly different population and many work in conjunction with one another to support students through varying portions of their academic careers. A full description of each TRiO program may be found on the Council for Opportunity in Education’s website.
You can support MU SSS by making a financial contribution through The Marshall University Foundation’s web portal. Listed below is a link that will directly take you to the donation page. As you complete your information, select “Student Support Services” in the drop-down menu titled “I would like my gift to benefit:”
Over 1,200 colleges, universities, community colleges and agencies now offer TRIO Programs in America. TRIO funds are distributed to institutions through competitive grants. Marshall University sponsors two Talent Search programs:
Heart of Appalachia Talent Search Program : Serves Appalachian youth in Mason and Wayne Counties.
Empowering Appalachia Talent Search Program Serves Appalachian youth in Cabell County.
Educational Opportunity Center: Provides services to encourage adults interested in completing their education.
Upward Bound Program: Provides tutoring and a summer program for West Virginia high school students in Cabell, Wayne and Lincoln Counties.