TRIO Programs are federally-funded programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. WCC has three TRIO Programs: Student Support Services, Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound.
Student Support Services (Project AIM)
The Student Support Services Program is a federally-funded TRIO program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Its mission is to assist eligible students with the goal of increasing their retention, graduation, and transfer rates. Services that are provided by Project AIM include:
- Personal and Educational Counseling
- Academic Advisement
- Career Counseling
- Peer Mentoring
- Tutorial Services
- Transfer Assistance
- Financial Aid Advisement
- Book Loans
- Cultural Activities
Offices for the Student Support Services (Project AIM) staff are located in the Academic Resource Center (ARC) on the first floor of Bland Hall. For more information, contact them at 276-223-4761 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational Talent Search
The Educational Talent Search Program is a federal project administered by the college as a community service. The program staff coordinates counseling, financial aid, and enrollment services for students over the age of 11. The office at Wytheville Community College serves WCC area residents. More information may be obtained in the ETS office in Room 233, Carroll Hall. You can also call 276-223-4790.
Upward Bound is a federally-funded program which encourages low-income, first-generation college or physically disabled students to attend college. The program serves students from 11 area intermediate and high schools. Upward Bound students participate in a year-round program designed to enhance their academic skills and desire to attend college. For more information, call 276-223-4748 or visit the program web site. Veterans can visit the Veterans Upward Bound web site at http://www.sw.edu/vub/home.asp.