SUNY Ulster is Awarded Two TRIO Grants

STONE RIDGE – SUNY Ulster has been awarded $3 million in federal grants to expand the services it provides to students who are disabled, academically or economically disadvantaged or first-generation college students through the TRIO Student Support Services Program. SUNY Ulster is one of only two colleges in all of New York State to receive two grant awards.

The U.S. Department of Education awarded the grant funding to the college for the next five years, September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2025. The awards are a renewal with an increase from a $1.5 million grant to $1.7 million to serve 230 low-income and first-generation college students each year and an increase from a $1.1 million grant to a $1.3 million to serve 100 students with disabilities each year.

The college’s Student Support Services Program promotes student success with the goals of increasing the retention, graduation, and transfer rates of those enrolled. Services provided include highly individualized academic, career, financial, and transfer counseling to 230 low-income & first-generation college students as well as 100 students with disabilities.

Dr. Alan P. Roberts, President of SUNY Ulster said, “Congratulations to Todd Zeff and SUNY Ulster’s TRIO Team on their recent receipt of an impactful grant award and increased funding. We are so proud of the hard work, dedication, and contributions made by Todd, Executive Director of TRIO, and the TRIO team members who support our students with incredible service every semester and all year long. I look forward to TRIO’s continued role in changing the lives of the students in the TRIO program here at SUNY Ulster, as they attain their educational goals.”

Students who are interested in applying or in getting more information on the TRIO Program can email or call (845) 688-5054.

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