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Student Support Services Program awards grant aid

During a President’s Reception held on May 5, 18 students at the University of Maine at Presque Isle received grant aid awards through the Student Support Services (SSS) program. SSS awarded each full-time student approximately $2,200, and the funds 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 student. The respective college/university SSS program selects the recipients and awards the grant money to eligible freshmen and sophomore college students who have accessed SSS-sponsored workshops, tutoring, career, financial, academic, and/or disability counseling, have successfully completed at least one semester, and are receiving Federal Pell Grants.

This is the ninth year, since the passing of this act, that the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s SSS Program has been able to fund its participants with grant aid. A total of $36,846 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:

Keyleigh Bennett – Caribou,ME
Brandon Bosse – Madawaska,ME
Lauren Camargo – Easton,ME
Tabitha Caron – Hodgdon,ME
Shannon Deabay – Oxbow,ME
Jacqueline Eye – Caribou,ME
Mackenzie Flannery – Smyrna,ME
Kimberly Francis – Auburn,ME
Amanda Harrop – Sanford,ME
Lingjing Jiang – Unity,ME
Desiree Mattoon – Limestone,ME
Nicole Mazzola – Orange, MA
Roxanne Murphy – Limestone,ME
Danielle Pelkey – Caribou,ME
Daniel Rosebush – Dover-Foxcroft,ME
Hannah Saunders – Brooksville,ME
Lydia Thebarge – Fort Fairfield,ME
Wendy Walsh – Presque Isle,ME