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Student Support Services Program Awards Grant Aid

During a President’s Reception held on March 31, 19 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 $600 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 tenth 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 $12,000 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:

Abdigani Ashkir – Portland, ME

Joey Bard – Woodland, ME

Doree Bell – Naples, ME

Lisa Bruso – Caribou, ME

James Clark – Presque Isle, ME

Miranda Cobb – Clinton, ME

Jasmine Cote – Limestone, ME

Courtney Cray – Presque Isle, ME

Mackenzie Flannery – Smyrna, ME

Kaci Hudson – Windsor, ME

John Ireland, Sr. – Presque Isle, ME

Dylan Markie – Mattawamkeag, ME

Elissa McNeil – Dover-Foxcroft

Sarah Pickering-Ames – Blue Hill, ME

Isaac Robertson – Hood County, TX

Rashell Saucier – Presque Isle, ME

Gregory Thompson – Presque Isle, ME

Angela Williams – Fort Fairfield, ME

Dustin Cray – Presque Isle, ME