Office of Federal TRIO Success Stories

TRIO-McNair Scholars Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program:

The Office of Federal TRIO is pleased to announce that former Wayne State University TRIO-McNair Scholars participant, Melody Kelley graduated from the University of Alabama with a Ph.D in Chemistry. Dr. Kelly has joined the faculty of Georgia State University-Perimeter College as an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department.

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program provides academic and other support services to prepare thirty, low-income, first generation college students and students from groups underrepresented in graduate education for doctoral study.

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program provides opportunities for research, conference presentations, faculty mentoring and assistance in securing admission to and financial assistance for graduate programs.      

TRIO-Educational Opportunity Center:

The Wayne State University Office of Federal TRIO-Educational Opportunity Center is pleased to announce it has received a five year, $2,486,880 grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

The TRIO Educational Opportunity Center provides counseling and information on college admissions to over 1,600 qualified adults residing in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education. The program provides services to improve the financial and economic literacy of participants including financial aid options, basic financial planning skills, and the FAFSA application process. The goal of the EOC Program is to increase the number of adult participants who enroll in postsecondary education institutions. The Principal Investigator of the grant is Ms. Delta Saulsberry, Manager of the TRIO Educational Opportunity Center.

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