TRiO

ABOUT

TRiO Day 2015TRiO – Student Support Services is a federally funded program created in 1968 to help students stay in college and graduate. Students can turn to TRiO-SSS for services including tutoring, counseling and peer mentoring as they reach their educational and career goals.

Since its inception at Paul Smith’s, TRiO – Student Support Services has contributed to a significant increase in student persistence and graduation rates at the college.

The TRiO-SSS at Paul Smith’s College is completely funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Our most recent five-year grant, for $1.2 million, serves 165 students a year.

LEARN MORE & APPLY

Services
  • Academic, financial, personal, and career counseling
  • Financial Literacy, money management, scholarships, and student loan repayment assistance
  • Individualized Educational Success Plan and monitoring of academic progress
  • Study skills, time management, computer literacy, and other strategies for academic success
  • Personality and character strengths assessments
  • Professional assistance with writing, research, and math
  • Peer mentoring program
  • Cultural enrichment activities and programs
  • Leadership and service learning opportunities
  • Transfer advising, including graduate school preparation
  • Study abroad opportunities, information, support, and scholarships

All TRiO services are provided at no cost to participants.

Application & Eligibility

Who is eligible?
A student who meets all of the following criteria:

  • Is a citizen or national of the United States or meets the residency requirements for federal student financial assistance
  • Is enrolled or accepted for enrollment at Paul Smith’s College
  • Is a first-generation college student, or an individual with a disability, or qualifies for financial reasons

How do I apply?
In addition to the admission requirements for Paul Smith’s College, applicants for TRiO – Student Support Services must complete and submit the following to: Paul Smith’s College, TRiO-SSS, PO Box 265, Paul Smiths, NY 12970

If a disability exists, the student must provide documentation which meets Paul Smith’s College guidelines for documenting a disability.

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TRiO

Joan Weill Adirondack Library
Room 207

Hours: M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
lwright@paulsmiths.edu
(518) 327-6061

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Contact Us »

TRiO

Joan Weill Adirondack Library
Room 207

Hours: M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
lwright@paulsmiths.edu
(518) 327-6061

STAFF

Lydia A. Wright

Project Coordinator

lwright@paulsmiths.edu
(518) 327-6061

Monica G. Buriello

Counselor

mburiello@paulsmiths.edu
(518) 327-6062

Paula S. McClure

Academic Skills Coordinator

pmcclure@paulsmiths.edu
(518) 327-6129