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About UW TRiO SSS
TRiO Student Support Services at the University of Washington serves over 400 low-income, first-generation students and/or students with disabilities each year. UW/SSS provides holistic and comprehensive advising and instructional support, in order to help undergraduate students be successful at and graduate from the University of Washington. Student Support Services is part of TRIO, funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
UW TRiO SSS News
Feaured Alumni of the Month
January: Morgan Cassell
Quote: “Being a student at such a large university, it’s easy to slip through the cracks at the UW. Take advantage of the resources available to you – your advisor at TRiO is you ally. I wasn’t afraid to ask for help, and I surrounded myself with peers who were just as motivated to succeed as I was.”
Story: Upon graduating from the University of Washington in the spring of 2011, I began interning at the World Affairs Council of Oregon. I enjoyed working with international visitors from all over the world for 6 months before accepting an internship in Turkey for the summer of 2012. In Turkey I was able to use my skills learned in my Middle Eastern Studies program at the UW and work with youth from Turkey and the US. I am currently fulfilling a Fulbright grant in Indonesia – teaching English on a rural island. In the Fall I will attend the Fletcher School at Tufts where I will focus on a program of Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies. I have continued this journey, started at the UW, to explore the international community and specifically Islamic societies. These experiences have taught me so much about myself and the world and I cannot wait to begin a career in which I serve the international community!
We’re proud to have Morgan as a UW TRiO SSS Alumni and for all of her amazing work in the international community! Dubs up to you, Morgan! Stay tuned for other inspiring alumni stories to come!
UW TRiO SSS Welcomes 2012-2013 Cohort
On September 22, 2012 TRiO Student Support Services hosted the 2012-13 New Student Welcome at Mary Gates Hall. Over 50 incoming freshmen and transfer students participated activities focused on community building and the development of academic success skills and financial literacy.
Washington State TRiO Conference 2012
On April 13th 2012, over 100 particpants from TRIO programs –Upward Bound, Talent Search and Student Support Services–across Washington state gathered at the University of Washington for the 2012 Washington State TRiO Conference.
Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange, Vice Provost and Vice President of the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity opened the conference by welcoming conference participants to campus. UW President Michael Young also offered his thoughts on the importance of TRiO programs in advancing the missions of colleges and universities across the state.
Throughout the day participants attended two workshops session representing a wide array of themes and topics including access to scholarships, effective learning strategies and technological resources and tools. During lunch, Rep. Jim McDermott spoke to conference participants about the importance of the education of first generation and low income students for the economic growth and stability of the country. The conference concluded with the TRiO Alumni Reception, bringing together current TRiO students, alumni, staff and administrators in an effort to celebrate the successful work of TRiO programs across the state.
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OMAD Awarded Two Student Support Services Grants
The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) was recently awarded a pair of grants from the U.S. Department of Education to support low-income and first-generation college students. A new five-year, $1.1 million grant under the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program will assist 120 students annually in their pursuit of undergraduate degrees in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The UW also received a five-year, $2.1 million grant renewal for its existing Student Support Services (SSS) program that serves 300 students. Read more about the new grants here >>