TRiO Program & Eligibility

Our mission is to increase persistence and graduation rates by offering qualifying students with academic, personal, and transition support services.

Student Support Services (SSS) program is one of three TRiO programs originally funded under the Higher Education Act of 1965 whose objective is to help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to complete their college education. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, SSS is committed to helping low-income, first-generation college students and students with disabilities achieve a bachelor's degree. Since its inception, the TRiO program has grown and there are currently eight programs funded by the Federal TRiO grant.

For more information about Federal TRiO programs, please visit the U.S. Department of Education.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Have a need for Academic Support as determined by TRiO-SSS Staff
  • Must be a full-time student
  • Must meet at least one of the following requirements:
    • First Generation College Student
    • Low Income
    • Documented Learning or Physical Disability

To Apply & (E)Mail

Complete an application for the TRiO Student Support Services Program by 1) printing and completing our application 2) completing it via interactive PDF and emailing by attachment to Ms. Wanda LaBar at or 3) by visiting the office of any TRiO staff member in Doane, 2nd floor.

Mail your application to:
Kim Lamar Shelton 
Mansfield University
Doane, 2nd floor
Mansfield, PA 16933

TRIO'S Participation Policy

Please take time to review TRiO's participation policy and scholarship eligibility requirements. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.