Utica College Awarded $1.3 Million TRIO Student Support Services Grant

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Utica College will receive $261,888 each year to assist students with basic college requirements.

Utica College has been awarded a $1.3 million TRIO Student Support Services Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant, to be awarded over five years, will provide greater support for economically and academically disadvantaged students, with a focus on improving retention and graduation rates, as well as assisting first-generation college students.

The funds are administered through the U.S. Department of Education’s Student Support Services program, designed to aid and motivate students to complete their college education.

“The U.S. Department of Education TRIO Student Support Services grant will fund our efforts to provide greater support for economically and academically disadvantaged students with a focus on improving retention and promoting persistence to graduation,” said Utica College President Laura Casamento. “This award speaks to the core of our mission as an institution as well as our vision for the college moving forward."

Utica College will receive $261,888 each year to assist students with basic college requirements.

Jeffery Gates, senior vice president for student life and enrollment management, said this grant will enable the college to provide 140 students per year with intensive, holistic academic supports that will ensure their success not only at Utica College, but in graduate school or in their professional lives.

The grant was announced by Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Anthony Brindisi.

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