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San Antonio - The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is proud to announce that the TRiO Student Support Services Program was recently awarded $235,059 by the Department of Education. It is anticipated that the grant will be for a total of $1,175,295 over a 5 year period.  The grant will allow the program to implement new initiatives to assist UIW’s first generation, low income and students with disabilities in achieving their graduation goals.

“TRiO Student Support Services is a wonderful program and an excellent fit for UIW.  We are so excited for the opportunities this new grant will create for our students, said Sandy McMakin, dean of Student Success.

The TRiO Student Success Program (SSP) is a federally funded program serving low-income, first generation students and students with disabilities by providing intensive academic preparation and support services such as tutoring, peer mentoring, tuition scholarships, study sessions, university success seminars, personal counseling and cultural activities.  Graduation and retention are the outcomes of such services. 

Committed to the full development of UIW students, the Division of Student Success welcomes new students and guides them through their educational experience to graduation. Services include peer mentors, first year engagement and emerging leaders. Programs are free and work to help incoming students make a successful transition to the university. To find out how we can guide you to success, visit: www.uiw.edu/studentsuccess.

 

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CONTACT:    Margaret Garcia, associate director communications and marketing, (210) 829-6001, mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu