TRIO is a set of college opportunity programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education which are designed to motivate and support eligible students in their pursuit of a college education. Of nearly 3,000 programs in the nation, Yavapai College is the fortunate recipient of two TRIO Programs, including Student Support Services and Educational Talent Search. General eligibility criteria is based on low income status, first generation college attendance, and/or disability. Other program-specific eligibility requirements may apply.
Student Support Services - TRIO Program (SSS-TRIO)
The SSS-TRIO Program helps eligible students stay in college, graduate, and/or transfer to a four-year university. The mission is to encourage and assist eligible students in reaching their educational goals. The program serves eligible students who are considered first generation college students, low income, and/or have a disability.
Free services offered to students accepted into the program include:
- Individual tutoring
- Assistance with financial aid and scholarships
- Extended academic advising and transfer assistance
- Student success and leadership development
- Cultural enrichment, social events, and university field trips
- Peer mentoring
For more information call 928.776.2084 (Prescott) or 928.634.6596 (Verde), email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit online at www.yc.edu/sss.
Educational Talent Search - TRIO Program (ETS-TRIO)
Another federally-funded TRiO program at Yavapai College is ETS-TRiO which serves students, grades six through twelve, in ten schools in Yavapai County. The purpose of this early intervention program is to increase enrollment in post secondary education among traditionally under-represented groups including students who will likely qualify for federal financial aid programs and whose parents have not earned a bachelor's degree.
Free comprehensive support services provided to eligible students in their schools include:
- Academic counseling
- Career awareness
- Technology enrichment
- Exposure to college campuses and cultural events
- Assistance with college admissions
- Information and assistance in completing financial aid and scholarship applications
For more information call 928.717.7655, email email@example.com. Specific schools served and program details can also be found online at www.yc.edu/ets.