Southern Oregon University's TRiO program has been awarded a $1.3 million, five-year federal grant to continue providing additional support services to students from traditionally underserved populations.

The TRiO program serves 190 students per year, including those with low incomes, those with disabilities, and those who are the first generation in their families to attend college.

Students who qualify for the TRiO program receive individualized student coaching, initial and annual assessment of academic needs, development of a personal education plan, and academic support, including tutoring, study groups, academic advising, and career preparation workshops.

TRiO, which is part of the larger Success at Southern program, has been operating at SOU since 1994.

For more information about SOU’s TRiO program or eligibility requirements, visit www.sou.edu/success or call 541-552-6062.