TRIO Grant Renewed For SCCC/ATS
KSCB News - October 8, 2010 12:00 am
The federal Student Support Services grant at Seward County Community
College/Area Technical School has been renewed for another five-year cycle.
The grant, according to Director Rhonda Kinser, will continue to play a
critical role for the college in supporting the persistence, graduation,
transfer and ultimate academic success of our most at-risk students.
The SSS eligible population at SCCC/ATS reflects the struggling economic,
social and educational conditions prevalent in this rural four-state border
region, Kinser said. These socio-economic circumstances result in an
extremely high number of first-generation, low-income, and academically
under prepared students. Thus, the need for such a grant as Student Support
Service; since its inception in 2005 this successful SSS project has
provided assistance to over 800 students.
Each year 160 students participate in the SSS project and receive academic,
transfer, and career advising as well as one-on-one tutoring from
professional academic specialists who hold at least a bachelor??s degree,