Unlike student financial aid programs which help students to overcome financial barriers to higher education, TRiO Programs have been providing valuable support services to help students from low-income and working families successfully enter college and graduate for over 30 years.
Central Washington University (CWU) hosts three TRIO programs, the Student Support Services Program (SSS) and the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, both located on Central’s main campus in Ellensburg as well as the Educational Opportunity Center in Yakima.
Central’s TRiO SSS has been serving students since 1992. Our Program provides a wide range of services to assist students as they earn undergraduate degrees. For the 225 scholars selected to participate, we provide the following services:
All TRiO SSS students are successful in their pursuit of an undergraduate education and segue seamlessly into advance degrees or rewarding professional careers.
We offer TRiO SSS students at Central Washington University comprehensive academic support services through advising, tutoring and study skills instruction while simultaneously providing a broad range of opportunities that enhance their social and personal success.
We measure our success by our students’ success! We are committed to the following outcomes:
Additional information about TRiO can be found at the federal website (click here).
Approximately seven, two-year scholarships in the amount of $20,000 will be awarded to academically$100,000 Coca-Cola Grant Helps CWU’s First Generation Students Complete College
Students who are the first in their families to attend college will receive a generous financial boTRIO SSS Grant Renewed For Another 5 Year Cycle
CWU’s TRIO Student Support Services grant has been renewed for another five-year cycle.