West Virginia University


Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded TRiO grant program. Other TRiO programs that you may have heard of include Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Sciences, Veterans Upward Bound, Talent Search, Educational Opportunity Centers, and the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program. These programs were established to assist students overcome class, social, academic, and cultural barriers to higher education. Each serves a slightly different population and many work in conjunction with one another to support students through varying portions of their academic careers. A full description of each TRiO program may be found on the Council for Opportunity in Education’s website.



Grad School Prep Seminars Mondays (Feb 20, 27, and Mar 13), 3:30pm-4:45pm, Laurel Room, 2nd floor of Mountainlair. This 3 session seminar series is geared toward sophomores and juniors to prepare you for and answer all your questions about graduate school. Topics include how to choose a graduate program and school that is best for you, the grad school application process, how to pay for graduate school, writing your personal statement, professional communication skills and etiquette, and grad school entrance exam information (GRE). If interested in attending these sessions, please email Kylie at Kylie.Evans@mail.wvu.edu before February 20th.

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