TRIO Programs


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The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs that are designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Student Support Services 

Lawson State Community College TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded  by the U.S  Department of Education . This undergraduate retention program is designed to assist first generation, limited income and/or disabled students graduate.   The SSS program provides opportunities for academic development and serves to motivate students towards the successful completion of their post-secondary education. 

SSS is committed to providing proactive, intrusive, comprehensive and innovative services to enhance student's success at LSCC and beyond. SSS provides an array of  services including but not limited to individualized academic counseling, coaching, supplemental financial assistance (GRANT AID), social and cultural enrichment programing, professional tutoring, workshops that improve academic skills, broaden career perspectives, support and address physical/mental health awareness,  promotes self confidence, and provides transfer assistance. 

The goal of SSS is to increase the retention and graduation rates of  its participants from a wholistic perspective. We don't just address academics, but the entire student. 

Program Service Eligibility
Students must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a program of post-secondary education at Lawson State Community College. College students that are First-generation, Pell eligible and/or students with disabilities evidencing academic need are eligible to participate in TRIO Student Support Services (SSS). 

For More Information Contact:

Bessemer Campus - Mrs. LaSharron Harris - 205-929-3518
Bessemer Campus Student Support Services  Main Office - 205-929-3517

Birmingham Campus - Ms. LaTasha Nix - 205-929-6397 
Birmingham Campus Student Support Services Main Office - 205-929-6451

Upward Bound

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance.  The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits


The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rates at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. 

Program Service Eligibility 

Upward Bound serves: high school students form low income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree.

For More Information Contact:

Birmingham  Campus: Mattie Crawford -205-929-6339