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Student Support Services Program Awards Grant Aid

Friday, 10 May 2013

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During a President's Reception held on May 7, 17 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 $800 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 twelfth 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 $13,210 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:

Zachary Benner - Swanville, ME
Dana Boardman - Fort Fairfield, ME
Amesley Connors - Houlton, ME
Chad Crandall - Fort Fairfield, ME
Tyler Crysler - Madawaska, ME
Ashley Drost - Limestone, ME
Jennifer Farr - Washburn, ME
David Flagg - Stockholm, ME
Tonya Godin - Van Buren ME
Kirby Hardy - Smyrna Mills, ME
Kevin Huston - Caribou, ME
Kaitlyn Martin - Presque Isle, ME
Jade McConnell - Limestone, ME
Rickie Pelletier - Fort Fairfield, ME
Heather Roesger - Caribou, ME
Amelia Rumney - Clinton, ME
Tristan Russell - Presque Isle, ME