Incoming Graceland students for Fall 2022 –

Pay Your Deposit
×

Graceland University TRiO Grant Funded for Another Five Years

icon

Administration and Staff, Faculty, Press Release

August 4, 2015

Graceland University TRiO Grant Funded for Another Five Years

On July 14, 2015, Graceland University Director of Student Support Services, Cathie Hosie, received calls from Iowa Senators Tom Latham and Chuck Grassley to notify her that Graceland University was once again successful in the grant competition for the TRIO program known as Student Support Services (SSS).

Hosie, who authored the grant, submitted the 100+ page grant document to the Department of Education on Jan. 27. The grant process for TRIO programs is highly competitive with funds only available for 968 college programs throughout the entire nation.

The TRIO programs were the first national college access and retention programs to address the serious social and cultural barriers to education in America. TRIO began with the Upward Bound Program as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” Then the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965 created grants, loans and other programs, such as Talent Search, to help students acquire education beyond high school. In 1968, the third piece of the “trio” was the development of Student Support Services.

Graceland University is excited to continue the strong 37-year history Graceland has built with the SSS program. The new grant cycle will provide 1.5 million dollars over the next five years to provide program services to increase the retention and graduation rates of the 180 first-generation, low-income Graceland students served by the program.

Related News

Administration and Staff, Press Release

Graceland Mourns the Loss of Ambassador John Menzies

March 30, 2022

Learn More

Administration and Staff, Press Release

Dr. Joel Shrock Named Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty

March 29, 2022

Learn More

Administration and Staff, Alumni

Graceland Announces Institutional Advancement Changes

February 1, 2022

Learn More

Administration and Staff

Roger Powell Publishes OER Peer-Reviewed Article

November 2, 2021

Roger Powell, PhD ’12, director of writing center and institutional tutoring at Graceland University, has published an open educational resource (OER) peer-reviewed article about growth mindsets.

Learn More

Administration and Staff

Ginelle Sakima Roberts Joins the Graceland Development Team

October 25, 2021

“It feels like the right time for me to focus on a different area of service and I wanted to be a part of the dynamic leadership team that is pursuing great things for Graceland.”

Learn More

Administration and Staff, Alumni, Press Release

Graceland Promotes Deb Skinner to Vice President for Enrollment Management and Strategic Growth

September 15, 2021

Learn More