TRiO Scholars at Pulaski Technical College
In 2005, Pulaski Technical College was awarded a five-year Student Support Services grant from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $220,000 for the first year. Part of the federal TRIO programs, the goal of Student Support Services is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and facilitate their transition from one level of higher education to the next. Only the top ten percent of applicants receive five years of funding; over the five years the program will receive at least $1,100,000 in federal funding.
The Pulaski Technical College Student Support Services program is called “TRIO Scholars.” The project is funded to serve 180 Pulaski Tech students who qualify for services: students must be first-generation college students (neither parent has a baccalaureate), meet income requirements based on family size, and/or be students with a documented disability.