Lake Land College has received a federal grant in the amount of $1.15 million to support the school’s TRiO program. Congressman John Shimkus was at the college Friday to announce the funding, which will be distributed over the next five years.
“As a former teacher, I know well that continuing education is often the key to success for low-income and disadvantaged Americans,” said Shimkus. “I’m very pleased to announce this grant award that will provide more than 100 students with the guidance and resources they need to achieve their full potential.”
TRiO is a student services program that is designed to help low-income, first-generation, and disabled students complete their academic goals and graduate from the college. Each student in the program is worked with individually, and has access to a wide variety of support services, events and activities. Some of these services include one-on-one meetings with staff and informative workshops. All of the services offered by the TRiO program are free to its participants