College Students in 36 States to Benefit from Extra $23.4 Million in Student Support Services Grants Focused on Success in Higher Education

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College Students in 36 States to Benefit from Extra $23.4 Million in Student Support Services Grants Focused on Success in Higher Education

August 14, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education today announced an additional $23.4 million in Student Support Services grants to more than 100 institutions in 36 states, aimed at helping college students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds succeed in higher education.

Today's announcement comes less than a month after the Department announced the initial round of Student Support Services awards totaling $270 million for 968 institutions in all 50 states.

"We were fortunate to be able to provide additional assistance to colleges and universities to help give students the extra push they may need to graduate from college," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "These grants provide critical help and encouragement along students' college journey, enabling them to reach their personal goals and contribute to the economic vitality of our nation." Typical projects include providing students with academic tutoring, assistance in course selection, information about financial aid and economic literacy, and support and resources, as well as helping students transfer from two- to four-year colleges or from undergraduate to graduate or professional studies.

Projects may also offer: individualized counseling and career guidance, exposure to cultural events, mentoring, and housing assistance during school breaks for those who are homeless or in foster care. This is one of seven Federal TRIO Programs, which provide outreach and student services for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, low income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities, foster care youth or homeless children and youth—to help them progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs.

Following is a list of the grant recipients.

State City Recipient Amount
AL Hamilton Bevill State Community College/Hamilton-STEM $220,000
AR Hope University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana $281,511
AZ Mesa Mesa Community College $220,000
AZ Tempe Arizona State University $218,592
AZ Tucson Pima County Community College/Desert Vista Campus-STEM $220,000
AZ Tucson University of Arizona-STEM $220,000
CA Azusa Azusa Pacific University $220,000
CA Carson California State University/Dominguez Hills-Veterans $215,991
CA Eureka Redwoods Community College District/Eureka $220,000
CA Fairfield Solano Community College/Fairfield-STEM $220,000
CA Fresno California State University/Fresno-Disabled $220,000
CA Gilroy Gavilan Joint Community College District $247,583
CA Hayward Chabot-Las Positas Community College District-Chabot College-STEM $220,000
CA Irvine University of California/Irvine $220,000
CA Long Beach California State University/Long Beach-Disabled $220,000
CA Long Beach Long Beach Community College District-Disabled $231,103
CA Orange Rancho Santiago Community College District—Santiago Canyon $220,000
CA Palm Desert College of the Desert-Veterans $220,000
CA Sacramento American River College-Veterans $220,000
CA Santa Rosa Sonoma County Junior College-STEM $219,999
CA Taft West Kern Community College District $220,000
CT Manchester Community Technical College Manchester $219,999
FL Gainesville University of Florida/Gainesville $219,999
FL Lake City Florida Gateway College $220,000
FL Pensacola Pensacola State College-Veterans $220,000
FL Pensacola University of West Florida $292,193
FL Tallahassee Florida State University/Tallahassee $220,000
FL Tallahassee Florida State University/Tallahassee-STEM $220,000
GA Atlanta Atlanta Metropolitan College-STEM $220,000
GA Savannah Armstrong Atlantic State University $219,999
GA Statesboro Georgia Southern University $220,000
GU Mangilao Guam Community College $292,340
ID Lewiston Lewis-Clark State College $325,654
IL Rockford Rock Valley College $220,000
IL Springfield Lincoln Land Community College $220,000
IN Vincennes Vincennes University-Disabled $218,623
KS Fort Scott Fort Scott Community College $219,118
KS Kansas City Kansas City Kansas Community College $220,000
KY Frankfort Kentucky State University $220,000
KY Owensboro Owensboro Community and Technical College $220,000
MA Gardner Mount Wachusett Community College-Disabled $220,000
ME Bangor Eastern Maine Community College $220,000
ME Waterville Thomas College $218,000
MI Harrison Mid Michigan Community College $219,021
MI Ypsilanti Eastern Michigan University $220,000
MI Ypsilanti Eastern Michigan University-Veterans $146,640
MN Brooklyn Park Hennepin Technical College-ESL $220,000
MN Brooklyn Park North Hennepin Community College-STEM $220,000
MO Kansas City Avila University $220,000
MS Wesson Copiah-Lincoln Community College/Natchez $284,753
NC Durham North Carolina Central University $220,000
NC Raleigh North Carolina State University-STEM $220,000
NC Washington Beaufort County Community College $339,027
ND Fort Yates Sitting Bull College $220,000
NE Norfolk Northeast Community College $220,000
NM Las Cruces New Mexico State University-STEM $220,000
NV Henderson Nevada State College $220,000
NY Johnstown Fulton Montgomery Community College-Disabled $220,000
NY Middletown Orange County Community College $220,000
NY New York Pace University $219,965
NY Rockville Centre Molloy College $234,745
NY Suffern SUNY/Rockland Community College $220,000
OH Oxford Miami University $220,000
OK Ada East Central University-Veterans $220,000
OK Edmond University of Central Oklahoma-ESL $220,000
OR Corvallis Oregon State University-STEM $220,000
OR Eugene Lane Community College-STEM $220,000
OR Grants Pass Rogue Community College District $220,000
OR La Grande Eastern Oregon University $220,000
PA Philadelphia Community College of Philadelphia $257,087
PA Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania $277,857
PA Pittsburgh Community College of Allegheny County $213,733
PA University Park Pennsylvania State University/Wilkes Barre Campus $281,510
PR San Juan Colegio Universitario de San Juan $323,776
PR San Juan Inter American University of Puerto Rico/Baranquitas $220,000
SC Central Southern Wesleyan University $220,000
SC Conway Horry-Georgetown Technical College $220,000
SC Denmark Voorhees College $246,050
SC Greenwood Piedmont Technical College-Veterans $109,980
SC Rock Hill York Technical College-STEM $220,000
TN Dyersburg Dyersburg State Community College $220,000
TN Dyersburg Dyersburg State Community College-STEM $220,000
TN Knoxville University of Tennessee/Knoxville $336,092
TX Corpus Christi Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi-STEM $220,000
TX Denison Grayson County Junior College $220,000
TX Houston Houston Baptist University $220,000
TX Houston Texas Southern University $220,000
TX San Antonio San Antonio College-Veterans $219,984
TX San Antonio St. Mary's University Texas $219,999
TX Texarkana Texas A&M University/Texarkana $220,000
TX Wharton Wharton County Junior College $219,269
UT Logan Utah State University/Eastern-Price $220,000
VA Franklin Paul D. Camp Community College $266,684
VA Norfolk Tidewater Community College/Portsmouth Campus $220,000
VA Richmond Virginia Union University $220,000
WA Everett Everett Community College $220,000
WA Everett Everett Community College-STEM $220,000
WA Pullman Washington State University-TeacherPrep $220,000
WA Wenatchee Wenatchee Valley College $219,999
WI Milwaukee Marquette University-Disabled $158,449
WI Oshkosh University of Wisconsin/Oshkosh-STEM $220,000
WV Glenville Glenville State College $231,079
WV Shepherdstown Shepherd University $220,000
    Totals $23,406,403