trio_logos-student_support_services_redThe University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is proud to announce that the TRiO Student Support Services Program was recently awarded $235,059 by the Department of Education. The grant will be for a total of $1,175,295 over a five year-period and will allow the program to implement new initiatives to assist UIW’s first generation, low-income students as well as students with disabilities in achieving their graduation goals.

“TRiO Student Support Services is a wonderful program and an excellent fit for UIW. We are so excited for the opportunities this new grant will create for our students,” said Sandy McMakin, dean of student success.

The TRiO Student Success Program (SSP) is a federally funded program providing intensive academic preparation and support services such as tutoring, peer mentoring, tuition scholarships, study sessions, university success seminars, personal counseling and cultural activities; graduation and retention are the outcomes of such services.

Committed to the full development of UIW students, the Division of Student Success welcomes new students and guides them through their educational experience to graduation. Programs are free and help incoming students make a successful transition to the university.

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