letters to the editor

Correction: ‘TRIO: Helping Those Who Help Themselves’

Thank you to the Features Editor for highlighting the good work of TRIO programs at NDSU in the February 1 issue of the Spectrum. There were a few errors that we wish to correct.

  • None of the TRIO programs receive funding from student fees. The McNair Scholars Program, Student Support Services, and Upward Bound programs are funded by federal grants through the Department of Education.
  • The Veteran Education Training is not a TRIO program but is housed with TRIO programs because it has a similar mission. VET is funded through the state of North Dakota.
  • The McNair Scholars Program serves up to twenty-nine students yearly. Students are eligible once they have completed twenty-eight credits. Students who are income eligible, first generation college students, and/or from underrepresented groups are invited to apply.
  • Student Support Services provides a range of services including, but not limited to, group and individual tutoring, math and science instruction, reading and writing instruction, and academic guidance while enrolled at NDSU. All undergraduate students are encouraged to apply especially those who are financial aid (fafsa) income eligible, first generation college students, and/or have a documented disability.
  • Upward Bound serves only high school students who are enrolled in target schools of the Fargo and West Fargo school districts.
  • Veterans Educational Training provides comprehensive instruction and assistance to prepare veterans for a certification program, two-year or four-year college degree. There are two sites at NDSU and at UND as well as online courses for greater North Dakota.

More information about all TRIO programs can be found at www.ndsu.edu/trio. You may also visit TRIO staff at a Memorial Union contact table from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. February 15-19.

–TRIO Staff

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