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Academic Achievement

The 225 scholars for our 2017 - 2018 cohort have been secured. However, we will continue to take Applications of Interest to fill new student openings as they become available.

CWU TRiO SSS Program's

Application of Interest

 2017 - 2018


Applicant Qualifications

Please note that enrollment in Central’s TRiO SSS is limited to a total of 225 students each academic year.

Applicants must be currently accepted or already enrolled at CWU at the Ellensburg campus; a US Citizen or Permanent Resident; demonstrate academic need, as well as meet at least one of the following criteria to apply:

  • Be a first generation college student (neither of your parents or legal guardian have earned a bachelor’s degree)
  • Have financial need as determined by Federal Income Standards.
  • Be a student with a qualifying disability that can be documented with CWU’s Disability Support Services

Once selected as a TRiO participant, students must comply with the following to maintain their eligibility:

1. Meet with your TRiO SSS Counselor face-to-face at least twice each quarter throughout the entire academic year.
2. Attend at least one SSS sponsored event or complete an online workshop each quarter.


Application of Interest - TRiO SSS Program


In order to be considered for the Program, applicants must complete and submit the online CWU TRiO SSS "Application of Interest" each year if they have not been previously inducted as a CWU TRiO SSS member.  


The reason for this is that each year at midnight on December 31st the TRiO SSS Waiting List is purged and the application process begins anew.


 Individuals may also contact our office at 509.963.2026 to receive a paper-based application.  Paper-based applications may be returned to our main office in person at Hertz Hall 209 or mailed to:    


Central Washington University
TRiO Student Support Services  MS 7430
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7430


Click Here to Apply


Acceptance Notification and Important Updates

Our primary method of contact with individuals will be your CWU email account. Applicants will need to activate and check this university account routinely to stay informed about their Application of Interest and other critical university information.  Once you have been notified with an invitation to join the CWU TRiO SSS Program, please contact us immediately to confirm.  Failure to do so will cause us to rescind our invitation.


Once Accepted Into the TRiO SSS Program

All applicants who are chosen to participate in the program must:

  1. Attend a TRiO SSS Registration and Orientation during a CWU Discover! New Student Orientation session
  2. Attend TRiO SSS New Student Orientation during Wildcat Welcome Weekend.
  3. Schedule an appointment with their TRiO Counselor within ten days of the first quarter that they are enrolled to discuss academic needs, begin to create a comprehensive academic plan and determine how comprehensive student support can be provided throughout the university.


The Program retains the right to rescind a student’s acceptance
into TRiO SSS if any of the above requirements are not met.

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