Funding for students’ program gains noteworthy extension

Federal funding for WSU’s Student Support Services Program has been extended another five years, one year longer than the typical four-year extension.

WSU’s grant proposal received an excellent evaluation, said Al Jamison, vice president for Educational Development. “This is wonderful news,” he said.

WSU‘s program was established in 2001 to provide specialized assistance to first generation, economically disadvantaged or disabled students. It is one of five federal TRiO academic assistance programs established by Congress under the Higher Education Act of 1965.

The program will receive $220,000 per year from the U.S. Department of Education to maintain a program enrollment of 160 students.

All of the Student Support Services programs in this region of the country fared well in the granting process, according to Northwest Association of Special Programs Director Adan Tijerina. “I am delighted WSU and other campuses in the state of Washington all had their SSS grants renewed. In fact, we added a few new programs in Washington, Oregon and Alaska.”

Next Story

SURCA 2024 applications open to WSU undergraduates through Feb. 20

Students can submit abstracts to present their mentored research, scholarship, and creative activity for the Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities this spring.

Recent News

Computer science project has students singing a new tune

A WSU student team developed an India raga music app for a startup company as part of a senior program that has students work on projects for real-world clients.

IRS special agents lead accounting exercise

Known as the IRS Citizens Academy, it is intended to showcase potential career pathways for accounting students within the agency’s enforcement arm.

WSU students find new paths to the Clearwater

Landscape architecture students are developing plans for accessible trails along the Clearwater River in Kamiah, Idaho. They will present their designs at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 on the Pullman campus.