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RCC Receives 1.1 million Grant

The U. S. Department of Education TRiO Program has approved the fiscal year 2015 Student Support Services (SSS) Program grant application from Rockingham Community College. RCC will receive 1.1 million dollars for a five-year grant cycle which concludes 2020.

The TRiO Student Support Services offers extra support and assistance for 140 qualified students each academic year. Students are supported through, academic and career counseling, tutoring, mentoring, workshop opportunities, area university tours, and college transfer advisement. The TRiO Student Support Services offices are located in the Advanced Technologies Building within The Learning Center. It is a space where students can meet with the TRiO Staff, receive one-on-one tutoring, or work independently using the computer lab, or study skills area.

To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled, or registered for six credit hours in a curriculum program, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, be a first generation college student, meet the requirements of low income families as defined by federal guidelines, or have a documented disability that affects academic progress.

October 02, 2015