TRiO programs at Henderson State University have been awarded seven grants totaling $3,557,418.

TRiO programs at Henderson State University have been awarded seven grants totaling $3,557,418.
“While sharing the common mission of furthering higher education for disadvantaged students, each program has its own unique focus,” said Henderson State President Glen Jones. “We are proud to have earned a record number of grants this year to provide student services for prospective and current students. These programs help ensure our students will succeed in their undergraduate careers and beyond.”
In the 1960s, the Higher Education Economic Opportunity Act established the first of several federally supported educational outreach programs for underprivileged students. Now, federal TRiO programs include eight different programs: Upward Bound, Talent Search, Student Support Services, Veterans Upward Bound, Educational Opportunity Centers, Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program, Training Program for Federal TRIO Programs Staff and Upward Bound Math-Science.
Henderson State’s newly funded Upward Bound program received a five-year grant totaling $1.2 million to serve Garland County students attending Lakeside, Fountain Lake and Jessieville School Districts. The program focus is to provide students with college planning, counseling, tutoring, mentoring, test prep assistance, assistance with their college applications and the access to work-study opportunities.
Henderson State University also received grants for:
• Ronald E. McNair Scholars program - $1,161,300
• Student Support Services - $337,296
• Student Support Services Disability - $261,384
• Veterans Upward Bound - $263,938
• Talent Search - $246,000
• Educational Opportunity Center - $242,823
For more information on Henderson’s TRiO programs, visit