TRiO Receives $1.1 Million Grant

Aug. 7, 2015

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) is pleased to announce the award of a $1.1 million U.S. Department of Education Student Support Services (SSS) Teacher Preparation Grant for a second five-year cycle.  The grant competition included over 1000 applicants, with only 10 SSS Teacher Preparation grants awarded nationwide.  The TRiO Future Educator Success Program is the first of only two SSS Teacher Preparation programs in Michigan.

"Our grant proposal received 106/106 points from three independent reviewers and received 11/11 prior experience points, which combined, was a perfect score of 117/117.  We would like to thank Laura Ciccantell, CEHD Advising Director, and Kim Ballard, WMU Writing Center Director, and the entire grant writing team for their work.  These renewed grant funds will allow us to continue to strive for our current retention rate of 93% " says Marcy L. Peake, Program Manager of TRiO FESP.  

For more information about TRiO FESP, please visit their website.