Participation Grant Award

Information and Process

In order to be considered for the TRiO Student Support Service Participation Grant, you must be eligible in the following:

  1. CURRENTLY enrolled at DSU and SSS and receiving a PELL grant (FAFSA)
  2. Submitted a FAFSA application for coming school year (Spring Applicants only)
  3. Have completed a 2-year up-to-date graduation plan (Associate’s degree) which is signed by an SSS advisor
  4. Have a 2.5 GPA for at least 12 hours of credit (second semester SSS students) Students are not eligible to apply their first semester in Student Support Services
  5. Have a cumulative 2.5 GPA and completed at least 24 credit hours (second year SSS students) Students with less than 12 or more than 50 semester credit hours are not eligible to apply.
  6. Are currently enrolled for at least 12 semester credit hours
  7. Exceed the required 2/3 ratio of classes passed to classes attempted
  8. Met with an SSS advisor in an office appointment each semester
  9. Attended SSS Smart Start and/or two SSS workshops each semester
  10. Submitted a Mid-Semester grade check each semester you have been in SSS
  11. Participated in at least one campus or SSS activity during the current semester
  12. Submitted a Personal Statement wherein you detail:
    1. your educational background,
    2. your academic goals, academic and/or personal achievements, and
    3. any barriers or challenges you have had to overcome or are currently struggling to overcome

To print the participation grant application and/or eligibility checklist, clink the link below to access the forms page

Forms List