Feather River College TRiO Program awards nearly $40,000 in grant aid
Feather River College’s Student Support Services Program, part of the Department of Education’s TRiO program, awarded 23 college students $39,850 in grant aid April 3. The scholarships ranged from $1,150 to $2,250.
Recipients of the scholarship include Anntoinette Agmata, Diali Baeza, Cynthia Barela, Jada Barnes, Emily Battelle, Shiann Bontrager, Maggie Bosworth, Brenna Chavez, Nicholas Clawson, Alexia Garcia, Sydney Guinto, Deja Holbrook, Kyla Liufau, Krysha Love, Mackenzie Moore, Kynlee Penney, Taneesha Porter, Bryn Shirley, Isaias Velasquez, Yaneesa Velasquez, Holly Wood, Nizhoni Wortham, and Chris Yniguez.
The goal of the TRiO Student Support Services grant is to assist first-generation, economically disadvantaged college students in graduating from Feather River College and transferring to a four-year university. Of the 23 scholarship recipients, 10 are planning to graduate from FRC in May and transfer to four-year universities in the fall. The rest are planning to return to FRC and finish their degree next year.
The TRiO program serves 160 students annually, and provides academic advising, financial literacy counseling, FAFSA assistance, academic tutoring, student success workshops, transfer assistance, cultural activities and much more. Students have expressed an appreciation for the TRiO Center as a one-stop shop on campus where they can go to get all of their questions answered.