TRIO Programs


               

    
Three Programs.... Two Campuses: One Mission

Your Success!

   

                  Student Support Services
               (Bessemer)


               

               
             Student Support Services    
                      (Birmingham)   
                  
             
           Upward Bound

            (Birmingham)
        


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. 


Goal  
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, income eligible which is based on  Federal Income Guidelines (Pell Grant recipients generally qualify) 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
Email -sssbessemer@lawsonstate.edu

Birmingham Campus - Ms. LaTasha Nix - 205-929-6397 
Birmingham Campus Student Support Services Main Office - 205-929-6451
Email-sssbirmingham@lawsonstate.edu


Classic UPWARD BOUND

Upward Bound is a pre-college preparatory project  designs to generate, motivate, and strengthen academic skills necessary for success in education beyond high school.  It is a federally funded program that offers services to 9th thru 12th grade student in the Birmingham  area. 


Goal  


The goal of Upward Bound is to  improve academic performance and motivational levels of students do that they may complete secondary school and successfully pursue post-secondary educational programs. 


Program Service Eligibility 
Students who qualify must meet one of the following criteria: A potential first-generation college student; or a low income individual and/or disabled.


For More Information Contact:

Birmingham  Campus: Mattie Crawford -205-929-6339