MONTGOMERY, MD. (WJZ)– The U.S. Department of Education announced that Montgomery College will receive a federal TRIO Educational Opportunity Center grant of $1,368,965 over the next five years.
The college will receive $273,793 per year.READ MORE: Flash Floods In Maryland Close Some Schools, Roads; Several Rescued In High Water, MSP Responds To More Than 500 Calls
TRIO EOC will annually serve at least 1,000 first-generation, low-income, non-bachelor’s degree holders as well as veterans and their families in Montgomery County.
The EOC is looking to increase the number of adult participants who enroll in postsecondary education institutions.READ MORE: CDC Advisory Panel Backs FDA Decision For COVID-19 Booster Shots, Baltimoreans React
They will help guide them through the college enrollment process including admission, financial aid applications and preparing for placement exams.
“We are very grateful for the continuation of this federal grant that allows Montgomery College’s TRIO EOC program to help adult students earn college degrees,” said Dr. Charlene Dukes, interim president of Montgomery College.MORE NEWS: 'It's Really Unfortunate': Students In Anne Arundel County React To News Of Postponed Homecoming Dances
For additional information, please contact Montgomery College TRIO EOC Program Director, Beverly Coleman, at 240-567-5644 or by email at Beverly.Coleman@montgomerycollege.edu.