“Be among the first to achieve”

 

United States Department of Education
TRIO Student Support Services

Eligibility Criteria

Through a grant competition, funds are awarded to institutions of higher education to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their post-secondary education. Student Support Services (SSS) projects also may provide grant aid to current SSS participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants. The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants. Link: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/triostudsupp

To enroll in TRIO SSS you must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and meet at least one of the following:

  • Be a “First Generation” student in college,
  • Meet Federal income guidelines for financial aid, or
  • Have a documented disability.
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TRIO Services

TRIO is a student support program that provides a sense of community and empowers students to achieve their educational and personal goals.

United States Department of Education

“Our mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.”

The US DOE Office of Post-secondary Education works to strengthen the capacity of colleges and universities to promote reform, innovation, and improvement in post-secondary education, promote and expand access to post-secondary education and increase college completion rates for America’s students, and broaden global competencies that drive the economic success and competitiveness of our Nation.

TRIO SSS in Maine

TRIO SSS Purpose

All SSS projects must provide: academic tutoring, which may include instruction in reading, writing, study skills, mathematics, science, and other subjects; advice and assistance in post-secondary course selection, assist student with information on both the full range of student financial aid programs, benefits and resources for locating public and private scholarships; and assistance in completing financial aid applications. Education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy and assist students in applying for admission to graduate and professional programs; and assist students enrolled in two-­year institutions and applying for admission to, and obtaining financial assistance for enrollment in four­-year programs. The SSS projects may also provide individualized counseling for personal, career, and academic information, activities, and instruction designed to acquaint students with career options; exposure to cultural events and academic programs not usually available; mentoring programs, securing temporary housing during breaks for students who are homeless youths and students who are in foster care or are aging out of the foster care system.

Download a printable copy of the Maine TRIO Student Support Services Brochure

Augusta Campus

195 Jewett Hall

46 University Drive

Augusta, Maine 04330

(207) 621-3157

Bangor Campus

205 Belfast Hall

85 Texas Avenue

Bangor, Maine 04401

(207) 262-7820

TRIO Scholars Staff

Alexander D. Carson

Title: Administrative Specialist CL1

Robin G. Crawley

Title: Data Management Tech CL2

Sara M. Flowers

Title: Director TRIO Programs

Elizabeth McCue-Herlihy

Title: Associate Director of TRIO SSS

Lisa Moguel

Title: Administrative Specialist CL3

Anthony E. Staffiere

Title: College Success Counselor

Laurel L. York

Title: College Success Counselor

TRIO Scholars Student Employees

 

Amanda Field

Arik Ross

Courtney Allen

Jared Bernier

Jennifer Stano

Karl Hance

Sienna Plourde

Michelle Morris

Michael Corlew

Nicole Parker

Santa Havener

Vivian DeWitt-Perreault

Cynthia Bain

Amy Cossar

Sierra Emery

Holli Corbett

HANDOUTS [under construction]

The following handouts contain some strategies that you can use to start you on your way to becoming a more effective learner. For detailed information about any study skills topic, please attend a study skills workshop or make an appointment to see the College Success Counselor or peer coaches.

Time Management

  • Time Management Self-Assessment
  • Capturing Time
  • Making Your Schedule Work
  • Remedies for Procrastination
  • Weekly Schedule

Goal Setting

  • Goal Setting Assessment
  • Setting General Goals
  • SMART Goals
  • SMART Goals Worksheet

Get Focused

  • Memorization & Concentration

Presentation & Speaking Skills

  • Oral Presentations

Critical Reading

  • Study Aids and Strategies for Reading Textbooks
  • Critical Reading – SQR4

Lectures & Note-taking

  • Self-Assessment of Your Current Approach to Lectures
  • Cornell Note taking System

Preparing for & Taking Exams

  • Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Question Types with Bloom’s
  • Exam Study Plan
  • Test Taking Tips
  • Tips for Different Kinds of Exams
  • Approach to Writing Multiple Choice Exams
  • Key Words in Essay Questions

Mature Students

  • Tips for Mature Students