TRIO Scholars Program
SSB 229, Ext. 5392
The TRIO Scholars Program is a Student Support Services program federally-funded by the U.S. Department of Education. At Los Angeles Southwest College, the TRIO Scholars program is designed to help students graduate and transfer to a four-year college or university of their choice.
The services provided by the program include: counseling and academic advisement, assistance with transfer college applications and scholarship searches, career advisement, Supplemental Instruction (SI) for Math and English, college tours/fieldtrips, financial literacy workshops, and transfer success workshops. College representatives from the University of California system, the California State University system, and private colleges provide regular campus visits to give up-to-date information to the program participants. All students interested in and planning to transfer to four-year institutions are encouraged to become a part of the TRIO Scholars program. New Student orientations are held at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.
TRIO Scholars Program participants must meet the eligibility criteria: first-generation, low-income, and/or disabled students at Los Angeles Southwest College. Program participants must be enrolled in (9) semester units and maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher.
The program is currently run by Dr. Erika Miller
TRIO Scholars Program offers:
- Transfer information
- Assistance with transfer applications
- Counseling and academic planning
- Financial Aid information
- Peer mentoring and coaching
- Cultural events
- Access to library resources
- Computer lab
- Supplemental instruction