CWU TRiO SSS Program's
Application of Interest
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:
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.
In order to be considered for our Program, new applicants must complete and submit the online CWU TRiO SSS Application of Interest each year since our "waiting list" is purged at midnight on December 31st. Individuals may also contact our office at 509-963-2026 to receive a paper-based application. Paper-based applications may be returned in person to our main office in Hertz Hall 209 or mailed to
Central Washington University
TRiO Student Support Services MS 7430
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7430
Our primary method of contact with individuals will be their 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.
All applicants who are chosen to participate in the program must:
The Program retains the right to rescind a student’s acceptance
into TRiO SSS if any of the above requirements are not met.
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.