Home | News

Merkley, Wyden Announce Over $4 Million for Oregon Universities and Community Colleges to Develop Programs for Disadvantaged Students

Aug 10, 2010
Washington D.C. – U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) announced today that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded over $4 million to

Washington D.C. – U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) announced today that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded over $4 million to 15 Oregon universities and community colleges to provide academic opportunities to disadvantaged students.  The grants are part of the Student Support Service Program, which is a component of the TRIO program. 

“Every student deserves access to good teachers and good schools,” Merkley said.  “These grants will provide Oregon institutions with the resources to help students overcome challenges and achieve academic success.”

“Improving access to quality higher education is an investment in the future economy of Oregon,” Wyden said. “This funding does a great deal to provide underprivileged students from all parts of the state with the ability to get a college education at some of Oregon’s best higher education institutions.”

Institution

Grant Amount

Clatsop Community College

$301,733

Blue Mountain Community College

$239,010

Chemeketa Community College

$281,837

Rogue Community College - Redwood Campus

$255,505

Portland State University

$370,017

Klamath Community College

$219,828

Mt Hood Community College

$255,504

Umpqua Community College

$278,107

Western Oregon University

$341,018

Oregon Institute of Technology

$255,205

University of Oregon

$541,222

Oregon State University

$248,068

Lane Community College

$219,650

Portland Community College - Cascade Campus

$220,000

Portland Community College - Sylvania Campus

$255,505

 

According to the U.S. Department of Education, the Student Support Services Program – like other TRIO programs – provides academic and other support services to low-income, first-generation or disabled college students to increase students’ retention and graduation rates, facilitate their transfer from two-year to four-year colleges, and foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first generation college students and individuals with disabilities.

Back to All News

For More Information

Office of Marketing & Communication

OfficeSnell Hall, Room 203