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Tag: TRIO Programs
New Bill Addresses Barriers to Upward Bound Grants
The U.S. Department of Education rejected grants from one of the TRIO programs, Upward Bound, a few years ago because of clerical errors such as incorrect fonts and margins. A new bill – the Educational Opportunities and Success Act – was introduced to prevent those type of slips from getting in the way of federal […]
July 19, 2019
Celebrations for First-Gen Students Expand in Year Two
The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE), in partnership with the Center for First-Generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA and The Suder Foundation, has announced the second annual First-Generation College Celebration.
October 22, 2018
UNCF Lauds Congress for Increased Funding for HBCUs, Low-Income, First-Gen Students
Leaders from the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) are applauding the recent passing of the Conference Report to H.R. 6157, the Departments of Defense and Labor; Health and Human Services; and Education Appropriations Act of 2019. UNCF president and CEO Dr. Michael L. Lomax said organization officials are “thrilled” with the bill’s appropriation outcome, according […]
September 27, 2018
TRIO Programs: Paving the Way for Diverse Students in Higher Education
TRIO programs are essential educational opportunity programs that are vital in promoting educational success, retention, persistence and providing pathways to immense opportunities for low-income, first-generation college students and students with disabilities from diverse backgrounds.
September 18, 2018
Famous Actress and Family Reflect on the Impact of Upward Bound
Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award winning actress Viola Davis and her sisters said that participating in TRIO programs transformed their lives.
September 16, 2018
Was It Worth It? A McNair Scholar’s Reflection
My palms were sweaty, my stomach uneasy and my body overwhelmed with nerves. I had returned to the McNair Scholars program as an alum to give the next generation of scholars a keynote address, which I titled, “Was it worth it?: A Two-sided tale to the PhD.”
August 17, 2018
PROSPER Act’s Impact on TRIO Programs Concerns Many Schools
More than 400 higher education institutions are worried about some proposed revisions to the federal TRIO Programs in the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act.
April 11, 2018
Trump’s ‘Mixed Bag’ Budget Spares Some Programs, Cuts Others
The 2017 budget bill expected to be sent to President Donald J. Trump this week is a mixed bag when it comes to college access and affordability.
May 1, 2017
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