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Student Support Services Program Awards Grant Aid

Wednesday, 06 May 2009

During a President's Reception held on April 30, eleven students at the University of Maine at Presque Isle received grant awards through the Student Support Services Program. Each full-time-student award was approximately $1,250 and will assist the students by reducing their loans.

On December 15, 2000, Section 17 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 was amended to provide grant aid for eligible TRIO Student Support Services Program (SSS) students. The respective college/university SSS Program selects the recipients and awards the grant money to eligible freshman and sophomore college students who are active participants, have successfully completed at least one semester, and are receiving Federal Pell Grants.

This is the eighth year, since the passing of this act, that the University of Maine at Presque Isle's SSS Program has been funded to provide its participants with grant aid. A total of $13, 474 was awarded. Mary Kate Barbosa, Director of TRIO Student Support Services, and Chris Bell, Director of Financial Aid, worked together to make the selections. The following students received funding:

Amanda Boyles - Presque Isle, ME
Carlton Sanders - New Haven, CT
Kimberly Landry - Woodland, ME
Abigail Schwartz - Caribou, ME
Jessica Mayne - Caribou, ME
Hannah Smith - Presque Isle, ME
Jared Monahan - Brownville, ME
Anna Turcotte - Lisbon Falls, ME
Joshua Peaslee - Woolwich, ME
Wendy Walsh - Presque Isle, ME
Bria Ryder - Vassalboro, ME