TRIO Program awarded $1.15M grant to continue services through 2020

The Kilgore College TRIO Program will be awarded a $1.15 million federal grant to continue its services through the year 2020.

The primary goal of the program is to help first-generation, low income and disabled students to attain an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

The TRIO Program at KC is in its 14th year and has helped 1,329 students with their educational needs.

In that time period, 460 degrees have been earned by KC TRIO students:  272 associate’s degrees and certificates, 155 bachelor’s degrees, 30 master’s degrees and three doctorate degrees).

The program, first introduced in 1968 under the Higher Education Act, was named TRIO because it consisted of three programs: Upward Bound, Talent Search and Student Support Services.  It now consists of seven.

For more information, contact KC’s TRIO director Bindy Tice at 903-988-7590 or visit www.kilgore.edu/trio.