Montgomery College Awarded $1.1 Million TRIO Grant to Improve Adult College Readiness

Adult Students at Montgomery College

Photo by Rachael Spiegel.

Montgomery College is one of only three organizations in Maryland awarded a TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers (TRIO EOC) grant to improve adult college readiness. The College will receive $1,184,500 over a five-year period.

Working closely with several community partners, TRIO EOC will assist at least 1,000 first-generation, low-income, non-postsecondary education degree holders as well as veterans and their families in Montgomery County. Staff members at the center will help eligible individuals by guiding them through the college enrollment process (including admission and financial aid applications), helping them prepare for placement exams, and leading them through course registration. The project staff will also provide academic and career counseling.

“Over the past 15 years, TRIO EOC has helped thousands of county residents fulfill their educational and career aspirations,” says Melissa Gregory, associate senior vice president for student affairs. Gregory says this is the fourth TRIO EOC grant the College has received since 2002.

In addition to assisting with the college enrollment process, the TRIO EOC will offer GED counseling and will provide the Official Practice GED Test at no cost to participants. Other services include workshops and individual counseling to increase financial and economic literacy.

Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *