Seven Pensacola State College TRIO students received scholarships during the spring semester.
Megan Weatherspoon and Caleb Kabe, pictured, were among the students to each received a $1,000 TRIO-Student Support Services Grant. The funds are awarded to TRIO-SSS students who have been active in the program at least two terms and who meet all of the requirements to be eligible.
Other recipients were William Arabian, Gloria Garcia-Hurtado, Lisa Pressley, Rhonda Cunningham and Amelia Maltbia.
“The great thing about this money is that it goes directly into the student’s account and can be used for whatever they want – it’s not tied to tuition and books alone, so it can be just what some of our struggling students really need to help them save for the next semester, buy a new laptop or even pay bills! Each year we are able to award $30,000 to deserving students,” said Rachelle Burns, director of TRIO-Student Support Services/Crisis Referral.
Students who are first-generation-in-college, low-income or have a documented disability are eligible to apply to become a TRIO-SSS participant.
“The TRIO-SSS Grant Aid is just one of the many awesome reasons to be in TRIO-SSS. We provide tutoring, a personal advisor/coach, financial coaching, trips to amazing cultural events like Bellingrath Gardens and Home, the Museum of Civil Rights or the Georgia Aquarium, visits to four-year universities and more,” Burns said.
“And it’s all free. We still have openings for the summer term and we can’t wait to bring new students into our TRIO-SSS family.”
For more information on the program, visit www.pensacolastate.edu/trio or call 850-484-2028.