TRIO Student Success Center

Announcements and Events

Announcements

  • Donate to TRIO's fundraiser now! We need crafts, artwork, jewelry, knick knacks, etc. to sell at this annual event that helps us hold end of semester banquets. Come to the event on Feb. 28th! It's like an upscale yard sale with items priced from $1. 

  • Earn $11/hour working for TRIO Upward Bound this summer as a Summer Academy Leader. Application deadline is March 2. Find the details at this link.

  • TRIO is open Saturdays Spring 2018. Check our hours of operation for details and times.

  • Nominate your TRIO friends for an award to be given at our April 2018 banquet. Email your TRIO person your nomination by March 9; be sure to tell her which award you are nominating someone for. You can nominate yourself.
    • Jennifer McHorse Legacy Award: awarded to a student who has gone above and beyond to help TRIO students. The award goes to a person who has given us feedback, generated ideas, and has been motivated to help TRIO put those ideas into action. We view this person as an “honorary staff member.” This award is named after Jennifer Mc Horse, a TRIO participant and alumni, who contributed to the program in these same ways.

    • Fresh Outlook Award: awarded to a student who may have struggled academically in previous semesters but has worked hard to improve his/her grades and strenghten his/her skills as a student.

    • Community Builder Award: awarded to a student who works hard to build a sense of community at TRIO and FLC by promoting student gatherings or discussions, by starting new friendships in TRIO, and/or by encouraging connections between fellow students.

    • Transcend and Triumph Award: awarded to a student who perseveres through college while, behind the scenes, they may be working through stressful personal situations, have several obligations to tend to at home, be trying to overcome personal strive, and/or living with multiple, complicated personal stressors yet handling it all and progressing towards graduation.

    • Unwavering Achievement Award: awarded to a student who has always done well academically by using wise academic and life-skills to obtain good grades, pulling their own weight when working with others, jumping into projects with both feet, and meeting high standards for him/herself. Nothing seems to get in the way of keeping their grades high.

  • Donate your old textbooks to TRIO so other students can borrow them and save some dough!

  • Do you have a tutor? Learn how to make the most of your tutoring here!

  • You can "erase" a TRIO no-show now! Talk to your TRIO person about how.

Events (free unless noted otherwise)‚Äč

Peanut Butter & Jelly Day

Monday, February 26, 9:00 - 2:00, in the TRIO lounge.

Come by and make your own at the best PB&J bar around.

Tax Help

http://www.piton.org/tax-help

See the TRIO staff for more local locations.

Also, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, 420 Sunset Blvd., Towaoc, CO

MS Office Workshops- Reed Library 2E,  1-2 PM

February 27: Publisher/Photoshop
March 20: Social Media Marketing
March 27: Publisher/Photoshop
April 3: Word/Outlook
April 10: Excel
 

Resume help and Workshops with FLC's Career Services in Student Union Rm. 112 

February 21, 3:30 - 4:30,  Workshop Wednesday/Your Job Search 
March 1, 4:00 - 5:30,  Resume Cafe/ Free resume review
March 21, 3:30 - 5:00, Workshop Wednesday/ Money Matters
April 5,  4:00 - 5:30, Resume Cafe/ Free resume review

Looking for something to do at FLC?

Check out the FLC activity calendar; there's always something going on.


Financial Assistance

TRIO Student Achievement Award

$250 per semester
Ask your TRIO person about eligibility, see requirements here.

Federal Financial Aid

The FAFSA is open for aid that applies to your 18-19 school year.

FLC Scholarships are everywhere Check out this link to FLC scholarships.

Scholarship for American Indians, revolving deadline

Scholarship for American Indians or Alaska Natives with 2.0 GPA, April 4 deadline

Thirteen scholarships for women through Women's Independence Scholarship Program

Scholarship for anyone willing to write 500 word essay, July 31 2018 deadline

Scholarship for women of La Plata county, GPA 3.0 or higher up to $1,000. Due 1st Thurs. of each month.

Scholarship for students who are Moms. No deadline.

Low-interest loans for women within 2 years of completing a bachelor's or master's degree, no deadline

Scholarship for students who have a minimum GPA of 2.75. April 30, 2018 deadline.

Up to $3,000 for women who have had a 2-year break in education, within 2 years of graduating, no deadline

Low on funds? Durango has a food bank.

TRIO is a referrer to the Durango Food Bank.
Ask your TRIO person; it's quick and easy.