TRiO SSS is an educational support program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. As a TRiO grant, it provides FREE help to 170 qualifying JWCC students who are first generation college students, meet income guidelines, or who have a disability.
To improve the academic grade point averages and increase the number of participants in good standings at JWCC, leading to better success here and at your chosen transfer college or university.
To increase the retention, graduation, and transfer rates of TRiO SSS participants.
To foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of individuals in the targeted groups.
Must qualify as low income, or first generation in college, or have a documented disability, and have an academic need for support. Usually interested in transfer or a four-year college or university.
During the 2014-15 academic year an average GPA for TRiO SSS student participants was 3.13.
Of the 170 TRiO SSS participants, 141 or 83% remained enrolled at JWCC or successfully graduated/transferred.
96% of TRiO SSS student-participants remain in good standings with JWCC.
Of the 62 freshmen who entered the TRiO SSS program In 2012, 57% graduated and/or transferred to a four-year institution within 3 years.
TRiO SSS participants are also involved in JWCC campus activities and hold offices in Student Government Association (SGA), Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and intercollegiate sports teams.
Your information is protected!
All information remains confidential. Admission into the TRiO SSS program is an on-going process. Services will be provided as soon as possible after you are accepted.